Effect of parasitism on respiration rates of adults of different Artemia strains from Spain.

Instituto de Acuicultura de Torre de la Sal CSIC, Castellón, Spain
Parasitology Research (Impact Factor: 2.85). 10/2000; 86(9):772-4. DOI: 10.1007/s004360000236
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ABSTRACT The effect of cestode parasitism on the respiration rate (MO2) of different strains of Artemia from wild populations of Spain was studied. Respiration rates (MO2) of adults from each strain were not affected by the presence of cysticercoids of Flamingolepis liguloides or Hymenolepis stellorae (Cestode, Hymenolepididae). This finding could be related to the absence of reproductive activity (parasite castration) in parasitized females.

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