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Journal article

Different mechanisms of transmission of the microsporidium Octosporea bayeri: a cocktail of solutions for the problem of parasite permanence

Université de Fribourg

  • Vizoso, Dita B. Ecology and Evolution, Department of Biology, Fribourg University, Switzerland - Institut für Zoologie und Limnologie, Abteilung Ultrastrukturforschung und Evolutionsbiologie, Universität Innsbruck, Austria
  • Lass, Sandra Ecology and Evolution, Department of Biology, Fribourg University, Switzerland
  • Ebert, Dieter Ecology and Evolution, Department of Biology, Fribourg University, Switzerland
    06.01.2005
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  • Parasitology, 2005, vol. 130, no. 501
English Periods of low host density impose a constraint on parasites with direct transmission, challenging their permanence in the system. The microsporidium Octosporea bayeri faces such constraint in a metapopulation of its host, the cladoceran Daphnia magna, where ponds frequently lose their host population due to ponds drying out in summer and freezing in winter. We conducted experiments aimed to... Show more…
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Biology
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Faculté des sciences
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Biologie
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