Determinants of life-history traits in a fish ectoparasite: a hierarchical analysis.

@article{Loot2011DeterminantsOL,
  title={Determinants of life-history traits in a fish ectoparasite: a hierarchical analysis.},
  author={G. Loot and N. Frutto Poulet and S. Brosse and L. Tudesque and F. Thomas and S. Blanchet},
  journal={Parasitology},
  year={2011},
  volume={138 7},
  pages={
          848-57
        }
}
  • G. Loot, N. Frutto Poulet, +3 authors S. Blanchet
  • Published 2011
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Parasitology
  • OBJECTIVE Unravelling the determinants of parasite life-history traits in natural settings is complex. Here, we deciphered the relationships between biotic, abiotic factors and the variation in 4 life-history traits (body size, egg presence, egg number and egg size) in the fish ectoparasite Tracheliastes polycolpus. We then determined the factors affecting the strength of the trade-off between egg number and egg size. METHODS To do so, we used 4-level (parasite, microhabitat, host and… CONTINUE READING
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