Overdispersion in marine fish parasites

Lester, R. J. G. (2012) Overdispersion in marine fish parasites. Journal of Parasitology, 98 4: 718-721. doi:10.1645/GE-3017.1

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Author Lester, R. J. G.
Title Overdispersion in marine fish parasites
Journal name Journal of Parasitology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0022-3395
Publication date 2012-08
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1645/GE-3017.1
Volume 98
Issue 4
Start page 718
End page 721
Total pages 4
Place of publication Lincoln, NE, United States
Publisher American Society of Parasitologists
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract
A modification of Taylor’s Power law was used to compare the degree of overdispersion in frequency distributions from
38 datasets of marine parasites, data that had originally been collected for fish stock discrimination. The results strongly indicate that
the overriding factor contributing to overdispersion in these helminths and crustaceans is the number of hosts in the life cycle. This was
particularly well shown by juveniles of Anisakis 1 from different fish species. Data on the cestode Otobothrium cysticum and the
monogenean Pricea multae appear anomalous and lead to conclusions about their biology not at first evident from the literature.
Keyword Sea water
Animal parasitosis
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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