publication . Other literature type . Article . 1992 . Embargo end date: 01 Feb 1992

Experimental population dynamics of Rhabdias bufonis (Nematoda) in toads (Bufo bufo): density-dependence in the primary infection

Goater, C. P.;
  • Published: 01 Feb 1992
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Country: Switzerland
Abstract
Density-dependence in worm establishment, numbers, biomass and larval production were examined in primary infections of 0, 10, 40, 80 and 160 larvae of the lung nematode, Rhabdias bufonis in the common toad, Bufo bufo. The infection procedure established 4 non-overlapping levels of infection which persisted until 6 weeks post-infection (p.i.), after which there was an overall decline up to 12 weeks p.i. Worm numbers had no direct effect on adult worm survival but temporal changes in worm weight were density-dependent. Adult worm establishment in the lungs declined significantly as the numbers of worms in the lungs increased. At the lowest exposure dose, 86% of t...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: parasitic diseasesfungi
free text keywords: 142-005, 570 Life sciences; biology, 610 Medicine & health, 600 Technology
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 1992 . Embargo end date: 01 Feb 1992

Experimental population dynamics of Rhabdias bufonis (Nematoda) in toads (Bufo bufo): density-dependence in the primary infection

Goater, C. P.;