Sticklebacks as model hosts in ecological and evolutionary parasitology

Iain Barber*

*Awdur cyfatebol y gwaith hwn

Allbwn ymchwil: Cyfraniad at gyfnodolynErthygl adolyguadolygiad gan gymheiriaid


The three-spined stickleback is a small teleost fish, native to coastal regions of the Northern Hemisphere, which has emerged as a key model organism in evolutionary biology and ecology. Sticklebacks possess a well-documented and experimentally amenable parasite fauna, and are well suited to both laboratory and field parasitological investigation. As a consequence, sticklebacks have been extensively used as model hosts in studies of host-parasite interactions, and these studies have provided considerable insight into the roles of parasites in ecology and evolutionary biology. In this review, I discuss key advances in our understanding of host-parasite interactions that have arisen from studies involving stickleback hosts, highlight areas of current research activity, and identify potentially promising areas for future research.

Iaith wreiddiolSaesneg
Tudalennau (o-i)556-566
Nifer y tudalennau11
CyfnodolynTrends in Parasitology
Rhif cyhoeddi11
Dynodwyr Gwrthrych Digidol (DOIs)
StatwsCyhoeddwyd - 21 Hyd 2013

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