Patterns of parasite transmission in polar seas: Daily rhythms of cercarial emergence from intertidal snails

Vladimir V. Prokofiev, Kirill V. Galaktionov, Ivan A. Levakin

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Trematodes are common parasites in intertidal ecosystems. Cercariae, their dispersive larvae, ensure transmission of infection from the first intermediate molluscan host to the second intermediate (invertebrates and fishes) or the final (fishes, marine birds and mammals) host. Trematode transmission in polar seas, while interesting in many respects, is poorly studied. This study aimed to elucidate the patterns of cercarial emergence from intertidal snails at the White Sea and Barents Sea. The study, involving cercariae of 12 species, has provided the most extensive material obtained so far in high latitude seas (66–69° N). The experiments were conducted in situ. Multichannel singular spectral analysis (MSSA) used for processing primary data made it possible to estimate the relative contribution of different oscillations into the analysed time series and to separate the daily component from the other oscillatory components and the noise. Cercarial emergence had pronounced daily rhythms, which did not depend on
Язык оригиналаанглийский
Страницы (с-по)85-98
ЖурналJournal of Sea Research
СостояниеОпубликовано - 2016