Parasitology: Parasites in Marine Systems

Parasitology: Parasites in Marine Systems

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The sea is host to most of the Earth's biodiversity. However, in the case of parasites and their hosts, little is known of the interactions among the organisms. This important volume covers many aspects of these interactions, including the co-evolution and biogeography of different marine systems, and their applied impact on commercially important host species. Topics discussed include species interactions in such well-studied systems as larval trematodes in gastropods and ectoparasites on fish. The effects of parasites in ecosystems extend to commercial, economic concerns, particularly in aquaculture. The volume presents an easy-to-read account of recent advances in this important topic.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 210 x 297 x 12mm | 530g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0521534127
  • 9780521534123

Table of contents

List of contributors; Preface R. Poulin; 1. Revealing the faunal tapestry: co-evolution and historical biogeography of hosts and parasites in marine systems E. P. Hoberg and G. J. Klassen; 2. The trematodes of groupers (Serranidae: Epinephelinae): knowledge, nature and evolution T. H. Cribb, R. A. Bray, T. Wright and S. Pichelin; 3. Ecology of larval trematodes in three marine gastropods L. A. Curtis; 4. Order in ectoparasite communities of marine fish is explained by epidemiological processes S. Morand, K. Rohde and C. Hayward; 5. Cleaning symbioses from the parasites' perspective A. S. Grutter; 6. Food webs and the transmission of parasites to marine fish D. J. Marcogliese; 7. Parasitism, community structure and biodiversity in intertidal ecosystems K. N. Mouritsen and R. Poulin; 8. Parasitism at the ecosystem level in the Baltic Sea C. D. Zander and L. W. Reimer; 9. Parasites and marine invasions M. E. Torchin, K. D. Lafferty and A. M. Kuris; 10. Parasites as biological tags in population studies of marine organisms: an update K. Mackenzie; 11. A review of the population biology and host-parasite interactions of the sea louse Lepeophtheirus salmonis (Copepoda: Caligidae) O. Tully and D. T. Nolan; 12. The trouble with sealworms (Pseudoterranova decipiens species complex: Nematoda): a review G. McClelland.
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