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URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-281984

Evolutionary divergence of Anguillicola crassus, an invasive parasitic swim bladder nematode of eels of the genus Anguilla

Weclawski, Urszula

Abstract:
After its introduction to Europe, Anguillicola crassus, a natural parasite of the Japanese eel, had to face novel conditions that have acted as different selective forces leading to the onset of new phenotypic modifications and genetic adaptations of the parasite. This study revealed that the changes in infectivity, development, reproductive output and morphology observed in the parasite after colonization of the European eel were induced by both genetic adaptation and phenotypic plasticity.


Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Zoologisches Institut (ZOO)
Publikationstyp Hochschulschrift
Jahr 2012
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator KITopen ID: 1000028198
Abschlussart Dissertation
Fakultät Fakultät für Chemie und Biowissenschaften (CHEM-BIO)
Institut Zoologisches Institut (ZOO)
Prüfungsdaten 10.02.2012
Referent/Betreuer Prof. H. Taraschewski
Schlagworte Anguillicola crassus, invasive, host switch, rapid evolution, allopatric populations, genetic divergence, phenotypic plasticity
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