Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Eastern boundary upwelling provides the conditions for high marine productivity in the Canary Current System off NW-Africa. Despite its considerable importance to fisheries, knowledge on this marine ecosystem is only limited. Here, parasites were used as indicators...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Parasitology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5339
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Endemic amphipods (Amphipoda, Crustacea) of the most ancient and large freshwater Lake Baikal (Siberia, Russia) are a highly diverse group comprising >15% of all known species of continental amphipods. The extensive endemic biodiversity of Baikal amphipods provides...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Parasitology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5329
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Background The globally distributed epidermal ectoparasite, Sarcoptes scabiei, is a serious health and welfare burden to at-risk human and animal populations. Rapid and sensitive detection of S. scabiei infestation is critical for intervention strategies. While...

["Parasitology","Veterinary Medicine","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5291
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Background and Aims Rhabdias sp. (Rhabdiasidae) is a nematode parasite of family Rhabdiasidae infecting the lung of amphibians. The present study provides new morphological details for Rhabdias bufonis isolated from the lungs of the African common toad, Amietophrynus...

["Parasitology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5328
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In this research, grayling-specific Gyrodactylus salaris Malmberg, 1957 isolates from Baltic Sea basin were collected in Sweden for the first time. Samples were obtained in three drainage systems: Kalixälven (River Kaitum), Ljungan (River Sölvbacka strömmar), and...

["Molecular Biology","Parasitology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5167
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Background Changes in climate are predicted to influence parasite and pathogen infection patterns in terrestrial and marine environments. Increases in temperature in particular may greatly alter biological processes, such as host-parasite interactions. For example,...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Parasitology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5046
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Swimmer’s itch is a re-emerging human disease caused by bird schistosome cercariae, which can infect bathing or working people in water bodies. Even if cercariae fail after penetrating the human skin, they can cause dangerous symptoms in atypical mammal hosts....

["Ecology","Parasitology","Zoology","Public Health","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5045
109 downloads
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Temperature is a crucial factor determining biology and ecology of poikilothermic animals. It often constitutes an important barrier for invasive species originating from different climate zones but, on the other hand, may facilitate the invasion process of animals...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Parasitology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4871
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Malaria is a disease that affects millions of people annually. An intracellular habitat and lack of protein synthesizing machinery in erythrocytes pose numerous difficulties for survival of the human pathogen Plasmodium falciparum. The parasite refurbishes the...

["Cell Biology","Microbiology","Parasitology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4757
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Due to its remote and isolated location, Antarctica is home to a unique diversity of species. The harsh conditions have shaped a primarily highly adapted endemic fauna. This includes the notothenioid family Channichthyidae. Their exceptional physiological adaptations...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Parasitology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4638
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Background Reduced representation genomic datasets are increasingly becoming available from a variety of organisms. These datasets do not target specific genes, and so may contain sequences from parasites and other organisms present in the target tissue sample....

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Parasitology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4662
146 downloads
652 views

Serpins are a broadly distributed superfamily of protease inhibitors that are present in all kingdoms of life. The acronym, serpin, is derived from their function as potent serine proteases inhibitors. Early studies of serpins focused on their functions in haemostasis...

["Biochemistry","Microbiology","Parasitology","Immunology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4557
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Parasites are well-known to alter the behavior of their hosts, but there is still a paucity of knowledge about how parasites modify the behavior of many ecologically influential host species. I studied the keystone grazer, the salt marsh periwinkle (Littoraria...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Marine Biology","Parasitology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4544
120 downloads
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Haemonchus contortus is the most pathogenic nematode of small ruminants. Infection in sheep and goats results in anaemia that decreases animal productivity and can ultimately cause death. The involvement of ruminant-specific galectin-11 (LGALS-11) and galectin-14...

["Biochemistry","Parasitology","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4510
3 citations
193 downloads
1,247 views

Zika virus (ZIKV) is a vector-borne flavivirus that has caused recent outbreaks associated with serious disease in infants and newborns in the Americas. Aedes mosquitoes are the primary vectors for ZIKV, but little is known about the diversity of mosquitoes that...

["Entomology","Parasitology","Virology","Infectious Diseases","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4324

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