Infection with the dinoflagellate parasite Blastodinium spp . in two Mediterranean copepods

Abstract

Infection with the intestinal parasite Blastodinium mangini resulted in reduced survival of starved adults of the Mediterranean copepod Oncaea sp. No such effect was measurable for Corycaeus sp. infected by Blastodinium navicula. Both sexes of Oncaea sp. adults were infected by B. mangini and infected copepods were able to mate successfully. However, Oncaea… (More)

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