Spiggin levels are reduced in male sticklebacks infected with Schistocephalus solidus
Source: Journal of Fish Biology, Volume 71, Number 1, July 2007 , pp. 298-303(6)
Abstract: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.
Document Type: Research Article
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