What is it about?
Parasites use hosts as a resource. We posit that how parasites are distributed among hosts differ among geographical areas. More specifically, when compared with the native area, parasites show distinct patterns of distribution when introduced in a new area with its host.
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Why is it important?
We show that the study of these distribution patterns can be used to assess the impact of host introduction on the spatial distribution of its parasites and different mechanisms may operate in parasite species with different levels of ecological specialization.
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This page is a summary of: Invasive parasites are detectable by their abundance-occupancy relationships: the case of helminths from Liza haematocheilus (Teleostei: Mugilidae), International Journal for Parasitology, August 2018, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2018.04.001.
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