Journal article

Haunted by the past: evidence for dormant stage banks of microparasites and epibionts of Daphnia

  • Decaestecker, Ellen Laboratory of Aquatic Ecology, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
  • Lefever, Christophe Laboratory of Aquatic Ecology, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
  • De Meester, Luc Laboratory of Aquatic Ecology, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
  • Ebert, Dieter Ecology and Evolution, Department of Biology, Fribourg University, Switzerland
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    2004
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  • Limnology and Oceanography. - 2004, vol. 49, no. 4, p. 1355-1364
English Microparasites and epibionts have important implications for the ecology and evolution of their zooplankton host populations. Many parasites and epibionts produce resistant spores that infect new hosts upon intake. We explored the hypothesis that these spores build up dormant stage banks that remain infective for several years (decades). In laboratory experiments, we exposed Daphnia magna... Show more…
Faculty
Faculté des sciences et de médecine
Department
Biologie
Language
  • English
Classification
Ecology
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