Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Background Managed, feral and wild populations of European honey bee subspecies, Apis mellifera, are currently facing severe colony losses globally. There is consensus that the ectoparasitic mite Varroa destructor, that switched hosts from the Eastern honey bee...

["Ecology","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Parasitology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3956
75 downloads
733 views

Two digging decapod crustaceans, the sand crab species Lepidopa benedicti and the mole crab species Emerita benedicti, both live in the swash zone of fine sand beaches. They were examined for two parasites that infect decapod crustaceans in the region, an unidentified...

["Animal Behavior","Marine Biology","Parasitology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3852
112 downloads
548 views

Avian malaria and related haemosporidian parasites (genera Haemoproteus, Plasmodium, and Leucocytozoon) affect bird demography, species range limits, and community structure, yet they remain unsurveyed in most bird communities and populations. We conducted a community-level...

["Biodiversity","Parasitology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3700
191 downloads
585 views

Background Gregarines are a group of early branching Apicomplexa parasitizing invertebrate animals. Despite their wide distribution and relevance to the understanding the phylogenesis of apicomplexans, gregarines remain understudied: light microscopy data are insufficient...

["Cell Biology","Microbiology","Parasitology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3354
96 downloads
596 views

Spermatological characteristics of species from two monorchiid genera, Opisthomonorchis and Paramonorcheides, have been investigated, for the first time, by means of transmission electron microscopy. The ultrastructural study reveals that the mature spermatozoon...

["Cell Biology","Parasitology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2488
4 citations
289 downloads
959 views

Little is known of the diversity of the monogenean parasites infesting deep-sea groupers, and there is even less information available about their geographic distributions within the ranges of their hosts. To improve our understanding of these host-parasite relationships...

["Biodiversity","Marine Biology","Parasitology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2233
1 citation
284 downloads
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Parasites significantly influence food webs and ecosystems and occur all over the world in almost every animal group. Within crustaceans there are numerous examples of ectoparasites; for example, representatives of the isopod group Cymothoidae. These obligatory...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Parasitology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2188
2 citations
201 downloads
907 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
160 downloads
962 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
7 citations
263 downloads
1,194 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
7 citations
642 downloads
2,733 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
7 citations
271 downloads
1,049 views

The mature spermatozoa of Stephanostomum murielae and Stephanostomoides tenuis are described by transmission electron microscopy. They present several ultrastructural features previously reported in other digeneans. Their spermatozoa possess two axonemes of different...

["Cell Biology","Parasitology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.744
4 citations
334 downloads
1,451 views

Crustacean intersexuality is widespread and often linked to infection by sex-distorting parasites. However, unlike vertebrate intersexuality, its association with sexual dysfunction is unclear and remains a matter of debate. The ‘Demon Shrimp,’ Dikerogammarus haemobaphes,...

["Ecology","Parasitology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.757
541 downloads
1,882 views

Neuropathogenesis is a feature of Neospora caninum infection. In order to explore this in the absence of acquired host immunity to the parasite, we have tested infection in locusts (Schistocerca gregaria). We show for the first time that locusts are permissive...

["Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Parasitology","Zoology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.674
3 citations
519 downloads
1,489 views

New and published reports of zoogonid digeneans from New Caledonian waters are recorded, including a description of Overstreetia cribbi n. sp. from Atherinomorus lacunosus. This species differs from its congeners in the detail of its circum-oral spination and some...

["Parasitology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.292

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