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PhD Students Coffee Time: Cristina Llopis

  • January 17th, 2019
Cristina Llopis

El próximo jueves 17/01/2019 a las 15:00h en la Sala Seminarios del ICBiBE (Edificio de Cabecera, 2ª Planta), Cristina Llopis (Ecología y Evolución de Simbiontes) inagura las reuniones de predocs: "PhD Students Coffee Time".

She says:

Studying the interactions of parasites and their hosts in both native and introduced areas can help us to understand the role played by invasive species in the new community. Planiliza haematocheila (Teleostei: Mugillidae) is a species native to the Sea of Japan and it was deliberately introduced into the Sea of Azov in the 1980s. Whereas Mugil cephalus s.l., a phylogenetically close species, is worldwide distributed and native to both Seas. We characterise the bipartite networks of both M. cephalus and P. haematocheila with their respective parasite communities to identify the role of both fish species within the two communities. We suggest using this approach as a surrogate of maturity of the establishment of the invasive species.

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