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- van Dijk, J.; Morgan, E.R.
- International journal for parasitology 2010 v.40 no.6 pp. 675-681
- ova; geographical variation; air temperature; animal parasitic nematodes; hatching; Nematodirus battus; climatic factors; Scotland; England
- ... Previous work on the transmission dynamics of Nematodirus battus, an important nematode parasite of farmed ruminants in temperate regions, suggests that it operates a bet-hedging strategy. Hatching of cold-sensitised eggs is concentrated in spring, while alternative hatching of non-cold-sensitised eggs in autumn mitigates the risk of poor conditions for hatching in spring or host absence during pe ...