Hoole, D, Carter, V and Dufour, S (2010) Ligula intestinalis (Cestoda: Pseudophyllidea): an ideal fish-metazoan parasite model? Parasitology, 137 (3). 425 - 438. ISSN 1469-8161

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Since its use as a model to study metazoan parasite culture and in vitro development, the plerocercoid of the tapeworm, Ligula intestinalis, has served as a useful scientific tool to study a range of biological factors, particularly within its fish intermediate host. From the extensive long-term ecological studies on the interactions between the parasite and cyprinid hosts, to the recent advances made using molecular technology on parasite diversity and speciation, studies on the parasite have, over the last 60 years, led to significant advances in knowledge on host-parasite interactions. The parasite has served as a useful model to study pollution, immunology and parasite ecology and genetics, as well has being the archetypal endocrine disruptor.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: L. intestinalis, endocrine disruption, pollution, immunology, parasite ecology, parasite speciation
Subjects: S Agriculture > SH Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Life Sciences
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Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2014 13:12
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2015 12:50
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/97

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