Exploitation of Anodonta piscinalis ( Bivalvia ) by trematodes : parasite tactics and host longevity

@inproceedings{Taskinen2000ExploitationOA,
  title={Exploitation of Anodonta piscinalis ( Bivalvia ) by trematodes : parasite tactics and host longevity},
  author={Jouni Taskinen and Tiina M{\"a}kel{\"a} and E. Tellervo Valtonen},
  year={2000}
}
In a long-lived molluscan host, trematode adaptations that minimize the risk of parasite-induced host mortality may evolve because the residual reproductive value of a parasite would not be limited by a short life-span of the host. Two features of the host exploitation (site selection and timing of the reproductive period) were examined for the bucephalid trematodes Rhipidocotyle fennica and R. campanula in their first intermediate host Anodonta piscinalis which is a long-lived freshwater clam… CONTINUE READING
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