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Population structure and dispersal of the Pomatoschistus parasite Gyrodactylus in Belgian waters [Populatiestructuur en verspreiding van de Pomatoschistus parasiet Gyrodactylus in Belgische Wateren]

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Description
Because the lack of information on the genetic structure of fishes on the BCS, the Laboratory of Aquatic Ecology initiated a large-scale survey of the genetic structure of selected marine animals in 1992. This dataset focuses on the parasite Gyrodactylus. more

Because of the lack of information on the genetic structure of fishes on the Belgian Continental Shelf, the Laboratory of Aquatic Ecology of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven initiated a large-scale survey of the genetic structure of selected marine animals in 1992. Species were chosen on the basis of their abundance and role in the food web (gobies of the genus Pomatoschistus), as ecological indicator (parasites of the flatworm genus Gyrodactylus) or their significance for fisheries (European eel and sole). Monogeneans of the genus Gyrodactylus differentiate in a group parasitising the fins of gobies and a group parasitising their gills. In the first group molecular differentiation precedes morphological adapation, while the reverse is true in the gill group (Zietara et al, 2000 and 2001; Huyse and Volckaert, in prep). The results have been used over the past years by the Working group on eel (EIFAC/FAO). Fisheries management of eel was optimised by introducing a marine perspective and the isolation-by-distance genetic structure. Expertise of the Laboratory of Aquatic Ecology has also been shared with ICES at the annual meeting (Brugge, 2000), with the Belgian and regional government, with the EU (expert evaluation), the media (TV appearance on exotic species in Flanders; radio interview on transgenics) and the public (voluntary teaching to high school pupils and the public).

Scope
Themes:
Biology, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity
Keywords:
Dispersal phenomena, Flatworms, Parasites, Population genetics, Species composition, ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS), Gyrodactylus

Geographical coverage
ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS) [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
2002 - 2005

Taxonomic coverage
Gyrodactylus von Nordmann, 1832 [WoRMS]

Parameters
Microsat analysis, Species identification Methodology
Species identification: Morphometric species identification (see Huyse T. 2002)
see Huyse T. 2002. Evolutionary associations between Gyrodactylus and its goby host: bound forever? Phd Thesis.

Species identification: Molecular identification (see Huyse T. 2002)
see Huyse T. 2002. Evolutionary associations between Gyrodactylus and its goby host: bound forever? Phd Thesis.

Contributors
Belgian Science Policy (BELSPO), moredata owner
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven; Departement Biologie; Afdeling Dierenecologie en -systematiek; Diversiteit en Systematiek van Dieren, moredata creatordata owner

Related datasets
(Partly) included in:
PROJECT DATA: Integrated data from projects PODOI and Trophos (1997-2006), more

Project
TROPHOS: Higher trophic levels in the Southern North Sea, more

Publication
Used in this dataset:
Huyse, T. (2002). Evolutionary associations between Gyrodactylus and its goby host: bound forever? = Evolutionaire relaties tussen Gyrodactylus en zijn grondel gastheer: eeuwig samen?. PhD Thesis. Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL): Leuven. 194 pp., more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research
Metadatarecord created: 2004-05-10
Information last updated: 2015-12-03
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