Dissertation (Metadaten)
Titel:Hosts and parasites : many ways of interactions ; an approach with two model organisms, the three-spined stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus) and its cestode parasite (Schistocephalus solidus)
 
Autor:Ilonka Jäger
 
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:de:gbv:8-diss-17635
 
Fakultät:Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
DDC Sachgebiet:590 Tiere (Zoologie)
 
Datum der mdl. Prüfung:13.06.2006
 
Referent(in):Prof. Dr. M. Milinski
Korreferent(en) Korreferentin:Prof. Dr. H. Brendelberger
 
Beschreibung:Parasites are considered to be one of the major driving forces in the evolution of organisms. The outcome of an infection might, however, not only be determined by host-parasite interactions but also by within-host dynamics. Using the three-spined stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus) and the tapeworm Schistocephalus solidus as model organisms, this thesis addresses various aspects of such interactions. Apart from parasite mate choice as potentially important parasite-parasite interaction, dynamics of multiple infections and various aspects of the host's immune system were investigated.
 
Schlagworte:Schistocephalus solidus, multiple infection, Gasterosteus aculeatus, innate immunity, host-parasite interaction, adaptive immunity, parasite-parasite interaction, MHC, mate choice
 
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