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DISTRIBUTION OF THE INVASIVE SPINY-CHEEK CRAYFISH (ORCONECTES LIMOSUS) IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC. PAST AND PRESENT
The American spiny-cheek crayfish, Orconectes limosus, was first introduced into European waters in 1890. The first literature record about the occurrence of O. limosus on the territory of the CzechExpand
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BIOMETRY AND DEMOGRAPHY OF THE INVASIVE CRAYFISH ORCONECTES LIMOSUS IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC
Biometry, population data and selected ecological parameters of populations of the spiny-cheek crayfish, Orconectes limosus, were measured to evaluate the differences between “marginal” (short-time,Expand
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The old menace is back: Recent crayfish plague outbreaks in the Czech Republic
The crayfish plague pathogen, Aphanomyces astaci (Saprolegniales, Oomycetes), is lethal for native European crayfish species and eliminated a number of their populations during the second half of theExpand
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Accumulation of Heavy Metals in Crayfish and Fish from Selected Czech Reservoirs
To evaluate the accumulation of aluminium, cadmium, chromium, copper, lead, mercury, nickel, and zinc in crayfish and fish organ tissues, specimens from three drinking water reservoirs (Boskovice,Expand
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These Squatters Are Not Innocent: The Evidence of Parasitism in Sponge-Inhabiting Shrimps
Marine sponges are frequently inhabited by a wide range of associated invertebrates, including caridean shrimps. Symbiotic shrimps are often considered to be commensals; however, in most cases, theExpand
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New record of the parthenogenetic marbled crayfish Procambarus fallax f. virginalis from Italy
To date, the ‘marbled crayfish’, Procambarus fallax (Hagen, 1870) f. virginalis, in Italy has been reported only from Tuscany (central Italy). Recently, specimens of this alien American crayfish wereExpand
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Alteration of steroidogenesis in H295R cells by organic sediment contaminants and relationships to other endocrine disrupting effects.
A novel bioassay with the human adrenocortical carcinoma cell line H295R can be used to screen for endocrine disrupting chemicals that affect the expression of genes important in steroidogenesis.Expand
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Antarctic bdelloid rotifers: diversity, endemism and evolution
Antarctica is an isolated continent whose conditions challenge the survival of living organisms. High levels of endemism are now known in many Antarctic organisms, including algae, tardigrades,Expand
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SOME CASES OF MACRO-EPIBIOSIS ON THE INVASIVE CRAYFISH ORCONECTES LIMOSUS IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC
Several cases of epibiosis by macro-invertebrates on Orconectes limosus were recorded during our research on the biology of populations of this invasive crayfish species in the Czech Republic. (1) InExpand
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Prevalence of the crayfish plague pathogen Aphanomyces astaci in invasive American crayfishes in the Czech Republic.
In Central Europe invasive North American crayfishes are carriers of the oomycete Aphanomyces astaci, which causes crayfish plague. This lethal disease currently represents one of the major threatsExpand
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