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Native parasite combating an invasive species: an oomycete vs. Echinogammarus ischnus

  title={Native parasite combating an invasive species: an oomycete vs. Echinogammarus ischnus},
  author={K. V. Rensburg},
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Invasions of alien amphipods (Amphipoda: Gammaridea) in aquatic ecosystems of North-Western Russia: pathways and consequences
A wide variety of human mediated vectors such as deliberate and accidental introductions, natural migration via constructed inland waterways and high rates of spread, survival and reproduction in these species have facilitated rapid dispersal and successful establishment of these alien species.
Coexistence among native and introduced freshwater amphipods (Crustacea); habitat utilization patterns in littoral habitats
Analysis of spatiotemporal patterns of stability of single and mixed species assemblages in an invaded lake deminstrates that freshwater invaders may integrate with native communities leading to coehistence and inscreased species diversities.
Role of behaviour in biological invasions and species distributions; lessons from interactions between the invasive Gammarus pulex and the native G. duebeni (Crustacea: Amphipoda)
It is concluded that the challenge to detect interspecific competition remains and assessment of its role, if any, in the interaction between these Gammarus species remain largely untested empirically.
Parasitism and epibiosis in native and non‐native gammarids in freshwater in Ireland
Investigation in populations in the Rivet Lagan and Lough Neagh found parasite and epibiont infection was higher in the native G. d.
Biological invasion and parasitism: invaders
  • [Proceedings Paper]. Hydrobiologia,
  • 2010
Biological invasion and parasitism: invaders do not suffer from physiological alterations of the acanthocephalan Pomphorhynchus laevis
Examination of the ability of the acanthocephalan parasite, Pomphorhynchus laevis, to affect the immune system and resource storage of both gammarid species in sympatry found that the infection was associated with a general decrease of the prophenoloxidase activity, haemocyte density, resistance to an artificial bacterial infection and level of sugar reserves in G. roeseli.
Parasite spillback: a neglected concept in invasion ecology?
It is hypothesized that parasite spillback could occur when a nonindigenous species is a competent host for a native parasite, with the presence of the additional host increasing disease impacts in native species, and called for greater recognition of parasite spill back as a potential threat to native species.
A previously undescribed
  • Annual Reviews),
  • 2008
A previously undescribed set of Saprolegnia spp. in the invasive spiny-cheek crayfish (Orconectes limosus, Rafinesque)
It is proposed that spiny-cheek crayfish might function as a disease vector for these potential pathogens and have implications for the farming and conservation of native cray fish as well as for the lake's ecosystem.
Some Fungi and Water Molds in Waters of Lake Michigan with Emphasis on Those Associated with the Benthic Amphipod Diporeia spp.
No evidence that a fungal infestation was associated with Diporeia in this region of the lake was found, and a rich and diverse fungal and water mold community was revealed.