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Title: Trematode parasites of Otago Harbour (New Zealand) soft-sediment intertidal ecosystems: life cycles, ecological roles and DNA barcodes
Contributor(s): Leung, Tommy  (author); Donald, Kirsten M (author); Keeney, Devon B (author); Koehler, Anson V (author); Peoples, Robert C (author); Poulin, Robert (author)
Publication Date: 2009
DOI: 10.1080/00288330909510044
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Abstract: Parasites, in particular trematodes (Platyhelminthes: Digenea), play major roles in the population dynamics and community structure of invertebrates on soft-sediment mudflats. Here, we provide a list of the 20 trematode species currently known to infect molluscs, crustaceans and polychaetes from Otago Harbour (New Zealand) soft-sediment intertidal areas, as well as information on their transmission modes, life cycles, and known ecological impacts. Several of the host-parasite species combinations recorded here are reported for the first time. We also provide DNA barcodes, based on sequences of the cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (CO1) gene, for 19 of the 20 trematode species, to facilitate future identification of these parasites in marine ecological studies.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 43(4), p. 857-865
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Asia Pacific
Place of Publication: Singapore
ISSN: 0028-8330
Field of Research (FOR): 060808 Invertebrate Biology
060899 Zoology not elsewhere classified
060205 Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl Marine Ichthyology)
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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