Investigation into the host-parasite relationship of Sphaerularia bombi and its host(s) Bombus spp.
Citation:Michael D. Kelly, 'Investigation into the host-parasite relationship of Sphaerularia bombi and its host(s) Bombus spp.', [thesis], Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Zoology, 2009, pp 288
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This thesis investigated the relationship between a parasitic nematode (Sphaerularia bombi) and its bumble bee host (Bombus spp.). The parasite is contracted by queens during their hibernation in the ground. Infected queens are castrated and undergo a behavioural change that aids in the dispersal of parasite larvae to potential over-wintering sites of new queens.
Author: Kelly, Michael D.
Qualification name:Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Publisher:Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Zoology
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Type of material:thesis
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