Effect of Acanthocephala infection on the reproductive potential of crustacean intermediate hosts.

@article{Dezfuli2008EffectOA,
  title={Effect of Acanthocephala infection on the reproductive potential of crustacean intermediate hosts.},
  author={B Sayyaf Dezfuli and Alice Lui and Giancarlo Giovinazzo and Luisa Giari},
  journal={Journal of invertebrate pathology},
  year={2008},
  volume={98 1},
  pages={
          116-9
        }
}
The effect of a naturally acquired infection by three acanthocephalan parasites Dentitruncus truttae, Echinorhynchus truttae, and Polymorphus minutus on the reproductive potential of their intermediate host, Echinogammarus tibaldii (Amphipoda) from Lake Piediluco (Centre of Italy) was assessed. During May 2007, 1135 amphipods were collected from two different samplings and examined for larval helminths. Forty-five amphipods were infected and of those, 16 were infected with D. truttae (intensity… CONTINUE READING
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