Host-Parasite Interactions in Some Fish Species

Khan, R. A. (2012) Host-Parasite Interactions in Some Fish Species. Journal of Parasitology Research, 2012. ISSN 2090-0031

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Host-parasite interactions are complex, compounded by factors that are capable of shifting the balance in either direction. The host’s age, behaviour, immunological status, and environmental change can affect the association that is beneficial to the host whereas evasion of the host’s immune response favours the parasite. In fish, some infections that induce mortality are age and temperature dependent. Environmental change, especially habitat degradation by anthropogenic pollutants and oceanographic alterations induced by climatic, can influence parasitic-host interaction. The outcome of these associations will hinge on susceptibility and resistance.

Item Type: Article
Item ID: 1906
Additional Information: Memorial University Open Access Author's Fund
Department(s): Science, Faculty of > Biology
Date: 20 June 2012
Date Type: Publication
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