Jump to Main Content
- Benesh, Daniel P.; Kalbe, Martin
- The journal of animal ecology 2016 v.85 no.4 pp. 1004-1013
- Gasterosteus aculeatus; Schistocephalus; Trematoda; cages; community structure; cross immunity; energy; field experimentation; fish; foraging; immune response; interspecific competition; intraspecific variation; lakes; tapeworms
- ... Non‐random species associations occur in naturally sampled parasite communities. The processes resulting in predictable community structure (e.g. particular host behaviours, cross‐immunity, interspecific competition) could be affected by traits that vary within a parasite species, like growth or antigenicity. We experimentally infected three‐spined sticklebacks with a large tapeworm (Schistocephal ...
- Hrček, Jan; McLean, Ailsa H. C.; Godfray, H. Charles J.
- The journal of animal ecology 2016 v.85 no.6 pp. 1605-1612
- Acyrthosiphon pisum; cages; community structure; eukaryotic cells; food webs; fungi; hosts; insects; meadows; microsymbionts; mortality; mutualism; natural enemies; parasitoids; pathogens; reproduction
- ... Eukaryotes commonly host communities of heritable symbiotic bacteria, many of which are not essential for their hosts' survival and reproduction. There is laboratory evidence that these facultative symbionts can provide useful adaptations, such as increased resistance to natural enemies. However, we do not know how symbionts affect host fitness when the latter are subject to attack by a natural su ...
- PubMed Central: