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dc.contributor.supervisor Goater, Cameron P.
dc.contributor.supervisor Gilleard, John
dc.contributor.author van Paridon, Bradley
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-11T22:49:15Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-11T22:49:15Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/4845
dc.description.abstract Parasite distributions are rapidly expanding, in large part due to human mediated translocations of hosts. Thus, instances of parasite-spread to new hosts are common. Management of these emerging parasites depends on understanding the host-shifts occurring within invasive areas and the pathway of invasion; both of which can be investigated using molecular markers. Dicrocoelium dendriticum is one such emerging parasite, which has invaded Alberta. Here, I use molecular markers to identify two local Albertan hosts colonized by D. dendriticum; the snail Oreohelix subrudis and the ant Formica aserva. I also developed a panel of nine microsatellite markers that showed two separate introductions of the parasite into Canada. Furthermore, the markers also identified “clumped clonal transmission” throughout the life-cycle, which has implications for the potential evolution of cooperation via kin selection, in this behaviour altering parasite. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Biological Sciences en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en_US
dc.subject complex life cycle trematodes en_US
dc.subject host manipulation en_US
dc.subject lancet liver fluke en_US
dc.subject microsatellite markers en_US
dc.subject molecular markers en_US
dc.subject terrestrial life cycle en_US
dc.subject Liver flukes -- Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park (Alta. and Sask.) en_US
dc.subject Parasites -- Behavior -- Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park (Alta. and Sask.) en_US
dc.subject Parasites -- Life cycles -- Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park (Alta. and Sask.) en_US
dc.subject Host-parasite relationships en_US
dc.subject Trematoda -- Life cycles -- Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park (Alta. and Sask.) en_US
dc.subject Microsatellites (Genetics) en_US
dc.subject Molecular parasitology en_US
dc.subject Molecular epidemiology en_US
dc.subject Parasitology -- Research en_US
dc.title Use of molecular markers to investigate epidemiology of and host manipulation by the invasive parasite Dicrocoelium dendriticum en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Biological Sciences en_US
dc.degree.level Ph.D en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0718 en_US
dc.proquestyes Yes en_US
dc.embargo No en_US


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