Nom du corpus

Corpus Systématique Animale

Titre du document

Helminth parasite richness among vertebrates

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Éditeur
Springer (journals)
Langue(s) du document
Anglais
Type de document
Research-article
Mots-clés d'auteur
  • Helminths
  • vertebrates
  • parasite richness
  • sampling effort
  • comparative method
Nom du fichier dans la ressource
Mammiferes_v2b_00602
Auteur(s)
  • R. D. Gregory 1
  • A. E. Keymer 1
  • P. H. Harvey 1
Affiliation(s)
  • 1) Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, OX1 3PS, Oxford, UK
Résumé

: The numbers of intestinal helminth species (parasite richnesS) recorded from each of 488 vertebrate host species are compared using data compiled from the published literature. Associations between parasite richness, sampling effort, host size and host habitat (aquatic versus terrestrial) are assessed using a method designed to control for phylogenetic association. Parasite richness increases with the number of surveys on which each estimate of parasite richness is based (sampling effort). When the effects of sampling effort are controlled for, there remains a strong positive relationship between parasite richness and host body size. There is no tendency for aquatic hosts to harbour more parasite species than terrestrial hosts independently of differences in sampling effort and body size. The results are interpreted in the context of hosts representing habitats for parasite colonization, resource allocation between parasite species, and the age of the major mammalian radiations.

Catégories Science-Metrix
  • 1 - natural sciences
  • 2 - biology
  • 3 - ecology
Catégories INIST
  • 1 - sciences appliquees, technologies et medecines
  • 2 - sciences biologiques et medicales
  • 3 - sciences biologiques fondamentales et appliquees. psychologie
Catégories Scopus
  • 1 - Physical Sciences ; 2 - Environmental Science ; 3 - Nature and Landscape Conservation
  • 1 - Physical Sciences ; 2 - Environmental Science ; 3 - Ecology
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Agricultural and Biological Sciences ; 3 - Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
Catégories WoS
  • 1 - science ; 2 - environmental sciences
  • 1 - science ; 2 - ecology
  • 1 - science ; 2 - biodiversity conservation
Identifiant ISTEX
49F7AD76E5DBB579E36D27C3AC8E8C60BDC7DF27
Revue

Biodiversity & Conservation

Année de publication
1996
Présence de XML structuré
Non
Version PDF
1.3
Score qualité du texte
8.716
Sous-corpus
  • Mammiferes
Type de publication
Journal
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