Project information

Neurobiology, surface architecture and microhabitat segregation of model parasite species during ontogenic development

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Project Identification
Project Period
1/2000 - 1/2002
Investor / Pogramme / Project type
Czech Science Foundation
MU Faculty or unit
Faculty of Science
Cooperating Organization
The Queen University of Belfast

In general, the main purpose of this project is to study two different biological types of monogenean parasites; oviparous diplozoons and viviparous gyrodactylids. Four different scientific approaches of research will be used for study of model parasite- host systems, namely, neurobiology, molecular ecology, electron microscopy and microecology. The scientific sense and aims of the project are fourfold. Firstly, there is the basic scientific interest; second, the proposal seeks the ultimate goal of contr olling pest parasites from their hosts; the third aim is to provide a detailed exposition of ontogenetic development of a model parasite species using several different methodological approaches; and finally a fourth important aim is that of training. Th e fact that the project is a collaborative study between two laboratories with complementary interests and, moreover, the approach is muitidisciplinary in nature (parasite biology and ecology, neurobiology, molecular ecology, morphology and ultrastructur


Total number of publications: 10

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