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Индивидуальность поведения рыб влияет на риск заражения паразитами [Personality influences risk of parasitism in fish] (2019)

Mikheev, V.N., Pasternak, A.F., & Taskinen, J. (2019). Индивидуальность поведения рыб влияет на риск заражения паразитами [Personality influences risk of parasitism in fish]. Doklady Akademii Nauk, 488(4), 457-460. https://doi.org/10.31857/S0869-56524884457-460

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All authors or editors: Mikheev, V.N.; Pasternak, A.F.; Taskinen, J.

Journal or series: Doklady Akademii Nauk

ISSN: 0869-5652

Publication year: 2019

Volume: 488

Issue number: 4

Pages range: 457-460

Publisher: Rossiiskaya Akademiya Nauk / Russian Academy of Sciences

Publication country: Russian Federation

Publication language: Russian

DOI: https://doi.org/10.31857/S0869-56524884457-460

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/67253

Additional information: Ilmestynyt myös uudelleenjulkaisuna englanniksi: Doklady Biological Sciences, Volume 488, Issue 1, pp. 141–144. http://dx.doi.org/10.1134/s0012496619050053


Influence of fish personality on infection rate is almost not studied. In the experiments on the young-of-the-year Oncorhynchus mykiss and cercariae of a trematode Diplostomum pseudospathaceum we tested the hypothesis that infection rate differs between more and less active (“bold” and “shy”) fish. Will individual differences in infection persist upon re-infection? Fish serve as a second intermediate host for this trematode. A positive correlation was found between the results of consecutive infections. Accumulation of parasites with successive infections leads to an aggregated distribution of D. pseudospathaceum among the hosts, affecting individual fitness and polymorphism in fish populations. Persistent individual differences in parasite burden among fish and, as a result, vulnerability for predators confirms the role of parasites as an important factor of natural selection.

Keywords: parasitism; parasites; infections; animal behaviour; fishes; rainbow trout; trematoda

Free keywords: personality; fish; trematode cercariae; Diplostomum pseudospathaceum; parasite burden

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Reporting Year: 2019

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