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Pseudoterranovosis is a well-known human disease caused by anisakid larvae belonging to the genus Pseudoterranova. Human infection occurs after consuming infected fish. Hence the presence of Pseudoterranova larvae in the flesh of the fish can cause serious losses...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Marine Biology","Parasitology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1722
2 citations
221 downloads
973 views

Phenotypic variations allow a lineage to move into new regions of the adaptive landscape. The purpose of this study is to analyse the life history of the pearlfishes (Carapinae) in a phylogenetic framework and particularly to highlight the evolution of parasite...

["Developmental Biology","Marine Biology","Parasitology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1786
2 citations
439 downloads
1,496 views

Plant-parasitic nematodes (PPN) need to be adapted to survive in the absence of a suitable host or in hostile environmental conditions. Various forms of developmental arrest including hatching inhibition and dauer stages are used by PPN in order to survive these...

["Agricultural Science","Parasitology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1654
9 citations
576 downloads
1,256 views

Monogenea is one of the most species-rich groups of parasitic flatworms worldwide, with many species described only recently, which is particularly true for African monogeneans. For example, Cichlidogyrus, a genus mostly occurring on African cichlids, comprises...

["Fisheries and Fish Science","Biodiversity","Parasitology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1629
2 citations
218 downloads
887 views

Chalcid wasps (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) are probably the most effective and abundant parasitoids of the horse chestnut leaf miner (Cameraria ohridella), an alien pest in Europe that lacks specialized enemies. We studied how the species richness and abundance...

["Biogeography","Ecology","Entomology","Parasitology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1592
6 citations
487 downloads
1,650 views

Sacbrood virus (SBV) and Deformed wing virus (DWV) are evolutionarily related positive-strand RNA viruses, members of the Iflavirus group. They both infect the honeybee Apis mellifera but have strikingly different levels of virulence when transmitted orally. Honeybee...

["Entomology","Genomics","Microbiology","Parasitology","Virology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1591
223 downloads
1,238 views

The enemy release hypothesis (ERH) predicts that the spread of (invasive) species will be facilitated by release from their enemies as they occupy new areas. However, the ERH is rarely tested on native (non-invasive, long established) species with expanding or...

["Ecology","Entomology","Parasitology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1415
2 citations
1,220 downloads
6,552 views

There is currently a great deal of concern about population declines in pollinating insects. Many potential threats have been identified which may adversely affect the behaviour and health of both honey bees and bumble bees: these include pesticide exposure, and...

["Agricultural Science","Entomology","Parasitology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1413
3 citations
485 downloads
1,222 views

Amphipods are commonly parasitized by acanthocephalans and microsporidians and co-infections are found frequently. Both groups of parasites are known to have severe effects on their host. For example, microsporidians can modify host sex ratio and acanthocephalans...

["Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Parasitology","Toxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1353
6 citations
423 downloads
2,066 views

Background. Blacklegged ticks (Ixodes scapularis) are important disease vectors in the United States, known to transmit a variety of pathogens to humans, including bacteria, protozoa, and viruses. Their importance as a disease vector necessitates reliable and comparable...

["Ecology","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Molecular Biology","Parasitology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1147
166 downloads
1,006 views

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are common in animals and plants, and frequently impair individual fertility. Theory predicts that natural selection will favour behaviours that reduce the chance of acquiring a STI. We investigated whether an STI, Coccipolipus...

["Animal Behavior","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Parasitology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1148
8 citations
281 downloads
1,291 views

The American brine shrimp Artemia franciscana is invasive in the Mediterranean region where it has displaced native species (the sexual A. salina, and the clonal A. parthenogenetica) from many salt pond complexes. Artemia populations are parasitized by numerous...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Parasitology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1073
3 citations
197 downloads
913 views

Thermal physiology of entomopathogenic nematodes (EPN) is a critical aspect of field performance and fitness. Thermal limits for survival and activity, and the ability of these limits to adjust (i.e., show phenotypic flexibility) depending on recent thermal history,...

["Agricultural Science","Entomology","Parasitology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1023
7 citations
690 downloads
2,866 views

Since its introduction in France 10 years ago, the yellow-legged Asian bee-hawking hornet Vespa velutina has rapidly spread to neighboring countries (Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Italy, and Germany), becoming a new threat to beekeeping activities. While introduced...

["Agricultural Science","Entomology","Environmental Sciences","Parasitology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.947
8 citations
488 downloads
2,268 views

Aedes aegypti is the major vector of dengue, yellow fever and chikungunya viruses that put millions of people in endemic countries at risk. Mass rearing of this mosquito is crucial for strategies that use modified insects to reduce vector populations and transmission...

["Animal Behavior","Developmental Biology","Entomology","Parasitology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.938

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