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Professor Nick Polunin
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Trophic relationships between four taxa of fish parasite (Cestoda, Nematoda, Isopoda, Copepoda) and their hosts (Gasterosteus aculeatus, Merlangius merlangus, Boops boops, Platichthys flesus) were investigated using stable isotopes of carbon and nitrogen. δ15N differences between parasite and host were unlike those conventionally observed among consumers and their diets. In no case were parasites enriched in 15N with respect to the host organism; endoparasites were significantly and consistently depleted. In no case were parasites enriched in 15N with respect to the host organism; endoparasites were significantly and consistently depleted. © 2001 The Fisheries Society of the British Isles.
Author(s): Pinnegar JK, Campbell N, Polunin NVC
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Journal of Fish Biology
ISSN (print): 0022-1112
ISSN (electronic): 1095-8649
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
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