Title: Pathogenicity of lernaeocera-lusci and l-branchialis in bib and whiting in the north-sea
Authors: Vandamme, Pa ×
Ollevier, Frans
Hamerlynck, O #
Issue Date: Jun-1994
Publisher: Inter-research
Series Title: Diseases of aquatic organisms vol:19 issue:1 pages:61-65
Abstract: The pathogenicity of the crustacean parasites Lernaeocera lusci and L. branchialis towards their definitive host species (bib and whiting, respectively) was studied in the Dutch and Belgian coastal area. Negative correlations between parasite intensity and haematocrit value were found for both parasite species. L. branchialis was the more pathogenic species: the parasite-induced reductions in haematocrit value were most significant for this species. It is assumed that parasite-induced host mortality can act as a regulatory force at high parasite densities in natural populations.
ISSN: 0177-5103
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity Conservation Section
× corresponding author
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