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- Janet Koprivnikar; Tawni B. Riepe; Dana M. Calhoun; Pieter T. J. Johnson
- Oikos 2018 v.127 no.1 pp. 99-110
- Trematoda; amphibians; cages; hosts; larvae; parasites; ponds; spatial variation
- ... Almost all macroparasites show over‐dispersed infections within natural host populations such that most parasites are distributed among a few heavily‐infected individuals. Despite the importance of parasite aggregation for understanding system stability, the potential for population regulation, and super‐spreading events, many questions persist about its underlying drivers. Theoretically, aggregat ...
- Daniel P. Benesh; Martin Kalbe
- 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 ...