Host-specific parasites highlight the role of the Middle East in their cyprinoid hosts dispersion and diversification
Lector: prof. RNDr. Andrea Vetešníková Šimková, Ph.D. ; Mgr. Michal Benovics, Ph.D.
Institution: Masaryk University, Faculty of Science
Field: Ecological and Evolutionary Biology
About the project
This project aims to investigate the diversity and phylogeny of monogeneans that parasitize cyprinoid fish from the Middle East which represents the most important historical area of species interchange between the Asian, European, and African continents. Monogenean parasites will be applied as a supplementary tool to infer (1) historical contacts of cyprinoid fish between the Middle East and Mediterranean areas, and (2) contemporary ecological contacts within Cyprinoidei.
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