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URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-237394

Host-parasite interactions in the European shore crab Carcinus maenas and their implications for the invasion success of this introduced species

Zetlmeisl, Claudia

In the invasive crab Carcinus maenas, parasite loss during
its introduction was previously suggested as a main reason for
invasion success. This hypothesis was examined by analysing parasite
impacts on individual fitness. However, I found little support for it.
Apart from the effect of parasitic castrators the crabs were mostly
unaffected by the more common helminth parasites. A major regulatory
role of parasites in the home range or parasite release during the
invasion are therefore unlikely.

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Zoologisches Institut (ZOO)
Publikationstyp Hochschulschrift
Jahr 2011
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator KITopen ID: 1000023739
Verlag Karlsruhe
Abschlussart Dissertation
Fakultät Fakultät für Chemie und Biowissenschaften (CHEM-BIO)
Institut Zoologisches Institut (ZOO)
Prüfungsdaten 15.07.2011
Referent/Betreuer Prof. H. Taraschewski
Schlagworte Carcinus maenas, parasite release
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