Helminth species diversity of mammals: parasite species richness is a host species attribute.

@article{Bordes2008HelminthSD,
  title={Helminth species diversity of mammals: parasite species richness is a host species attribute.},
  author={Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Bordes and Serge Morand},
  journal={Parasitology},
  year={2008},
  volume={135 14},
  pages={
          1701-5
        }
}
Studies investigating parasite diversity have shown substantial geographical variation in parasite species richness. Most of these studies have, however, adopted a local scale approach, which may have masked more general patterns. Recent studies have shown that ectoparasite species richness in mammals seems highly repeatable among populations of the same mammal host species at a regional scale. In light of these new studies we have reinvestigated the case of parasitic helminths by using a large… CONTINUE READING

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