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Direct and indirect effects of invasive parasites on native blue mussels...

The role of parasites in invasion processes have become an increasing phenomenon due to the continuous increase in the rate of biological invasions in marine ecosystems. When parasites themselves are invasive and spill over to native species, they can exert a number of direct and indirect effects on their...
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Pacific oyster holobiont in the changing environment : a microbial perspective

Animal's fitness does not depend only on its own traits, as almost every aspect of animal's biology is profoundly affected by its associated microbiota. Among other, the microbiota play an important role in health and disease: they protect their host against infections as well as act as opportunistic...
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Coping with a changing world : adaptive mechanisms in marine three-spined...

Due to ongoing increases in carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations in the atmosphere, the world’s climate is changing at an unprecedented rate, leading to rising global mean air and water temperatures. When atmospheric CO2 dissolves in seawater, ocean pH declines, causing an acidification of the ocean....
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Host-parasite co-evolution and co-infection of invasive parasitic Mytilicola...

Parasites are ubiquitous in nature and the strong natural selection pressures they impose on their hosts are predicted to elicit rapid evolutionary adaptive responses of hosts towards their parasites, leading to antagonistic host–parasite co-evolution. While most of what we know about these processes...