Distance decay of similarity among parasite communities of three marine invertebrate hosts

@article{Thieltges2009DistanceDO,
  title={Distance decay of similarity among parasite communities of three marine invertebrate hosts},
  author={David W. Thieltges and M A Ferguson and Cathy S. Jones and Manuela Krakau and Xavier de Montaudouin and Leslie Robert Noble and Karsten Reise and Robert Poulin},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2009},
  volume={160},
  pages={163-173}
}
The similarity in species composition between two communities generally decays as a function of increasing distance between them. Parasite communities in vertebrate definitive hosts follow this pattern but the respective relationship in intermediate invertebrate hosts of parasites with complex life cycles is unknown. In intermediate hosts, parasite communities are affected not only by the varying vagility of their definitive hosts (dispersing infective propagules) but also by the necessary… CONTINUE READING

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