Diseases of echinoderms

  title={Diseases of echinoderms},
  author={Michel Jangoux},
  journal={Helgol{\"a}nder Meeresuntersuchungen},
  • M. Jangoux
  • Published 1 March 1984
  • Environmental Science, Biology
  • Helgoländer Meeresuntersuchungen
Diseases of echinoderms are poorly documented. Most reports concern biotic diseases caused by animal agents. While parasites on echinoderms have been described in increasing numbers of papers for more than one century, the host-parasite relationship and the effects of parasitism on echinoderm life-cycles were rarely considered. The parasitic fauna differs markedly according to the echinoderm group concerned, depending on various factors such as feeding-habits or symbiogenesis. Microorganismic… 
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