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Review of parasites of marine zooplankton
creator
Gejima, Kohjirou
subject
zooplankton
parasite
host
dinoflagellates
copepods
NDC
Zoology
abstract
Symbiotic relationships of marine zooplankton, ranging from protozoans to ichtyoplankton, are briefly reviewed. Marine symbionts range from loose associates through parasites s.s. to parasitoids. Symbionts include protozoans, diatoms, fungi, and a wide variety of metazoans such as trematodes, cestodes, nematodes, acanthocephalans, polychaetes, and crustaceans. Host zooplankton infected by parasites s.s. can be classified into three categories: intermediate host, final host and paratenic (transport) host. Parasitism often causes morphological, physiological and behavioral changes of host organisms. Recent studies have revealed that some ecto- and endo-parasitic dinoflagellates, ciliates and fungi, which have never been studied in detail in Japan, greatly influence the population dynamics of host zooplankton such as tintinnids, cladocerans, and copepods. However, most of symbiotic relationships are poorly understood, because of difficulties in culturing the hosts and of complexities of the parasites' life cycles. Recently found parasites on zooplankton, such as tantulocaridans, typholoscolecid polychaetes and pycnogonids are also introduced.
journal title
日本プランクトン学会報
volume
Volume 47
issue
Issue 1
start page
1
end page
16
date of issued
2000-02-25
publisher
日本プランクトン学会
issn
0387-8961
ncid
language
jpn
nii type
Journal Article
HU type
Journal Articles
DCMI type
text
format
application/pdf
text version
publisher
rights
Copyright (c) 2000 The Plankton Society of Japan
department
Graduate School of Biosphere Science