Brain-encysting trematodes and altered monoamine activity in naturally infected killifish Fundulus parvipinnis.

@article{Shaw2012BrainencystingTA,
  title={Brain-encysting trematodes and altered monoamine activity in naturally infected killifish Fundulus parvipinnis.},
  author={Jenny C. Shaw and \Oyvind \Overli},
  journal={Journal of fish biology},
  year={2012},
  volume={81 7},
  pages={2213-22}
}
This paper presents novel evidence to address mechanisms by which trematode parasites effect behavioural changes in naturally infected fish hosts. California killifish Fundulus parvipinnis infected with the brain-encysting trematode Euhaplorchis californiensis display conspicuous swimming behaviours that render them 30 times more likely to be eaten by birds, the parasite's final host. Prevalence of E. californiensis reaches nearly 100% in most F. parvipinnis populations, with parasite biomass… CONTINUE READING

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