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Article | 05-December-2017

Superparasitism and Population Regulation of the Mosquito-Parasitic Mermithid Nematodes Romanomermis iyengari and Strelkovimermis spiculatus

Superparasitism is a common phenomenon in mosquito-parasitic mermithid nematodes. Multiple nematodes are needed in a single host to produce males. Host selection behavior and intraspecific competition among Romanomermis iyengari and Strelkovimermis spiculatus were investigated against their host, Culex pipiens pipiens in laboratory experiments. In a choice assay between previously infected and uninfected host larvae, infectious preparasites of both nematode species could distinguish not only

MANAR SANAD, JENNIFER S. SUN, MUHAMMAD S. M. SHAMSELDEAN, YI WANG, RANDY GAUGLER

Journal of Nematology, Volume 49 , ISSUE 3, 316–320

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