Spiggin levels are reduced in male sticklebacks infected with Schistocephalus solidus

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Using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) based technique, Schistocephalus solidus infection was shown to considerably reduce levels of spiggin in the kidney of male three-spined sticklebacks Gasterosteus aculeatus from an oligotrophic upland lake. These results suggested a graduated effect of the infection on the reproductive physiology of male three-spined sticklebacks.

Keywords: ELISA; host reproduction; kidney; nest; parasite

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1095-8649.2007.01495.x

Affiliations: 1: Edward Llwyd Building, Institute of Biological Sciences, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3DA, U.K. 2: Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Barrack Road, The Nothe, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 8UB, U.K.

Publication date: July 1, 2007

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