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- HEINS, DAVID C.
- Parasitology 2017 v.144 no.6 pp. 834-840
- Gasterosteus aculeatus; Pungitius pungitius; Schistocephalus; adults; clutch size; egg masses; eggs; females; fish; host-parasite relationships; lakes; parasites; reproductive performance; Alaska
- ... In this investigation, the host–parasite relationship of ninespine stickleback fish Pungitius pungitius and the cestode parasite Schistocephalus pungitii was studied using samples from Dog Bone Lake, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, to test the hypothesis that S. pungitii is a castrator of ninespine stickleback. Infected, adult females of all sizes (ages) were capable of producing clutches of eggs. S. pun ...