Biodiversity and Evolution of Parasitic Life in the Southern by Sven Klimpel, Thomas Kuhn, Heinz Mehlhorn

By Sven Klimpel, Thomas Kuhn, Heinz Mehlhorn

The Southern Oceans together with Antarctic areas are strange and intensely delicate water biotopes, the place animal existence and species interrelations are just poorly investigated. in particular the impact of parasites on their host species wishes extensive attention in occasions of world warming and all over the world toxins. either elements may possibly effect the finely balanced interrelationships among parasites and endangered hosts specially in really expert areas reminiscent of Antarctica. ahead of this historical past the current ebook deals a large spectrum of significant parasite-host interrelations in instances of surroundings alterations written by way of skilled and renown foreign specialists.

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The opisthaptor of the Monopisthocotylea (=Polyonchoinea) forms a single attachment unit consisting either of a large sucker bearing various types of hooks, or it consists entirely of large and small hooks (Whittington 2005). Polyopisthocotylean attachment organs bear several to numerous grasping units in the form of sclerotized clamps (Whittington 2005). The two monophyletic lineages evolved independently and have a common ancestor with either cestodes or trematodes (Olson and Tkach 2005). Their monoxenous life cycle lacks intermediate hosts and asexual reproduction, however, species show a high degree of host specificity.

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