Transcriptomic response of the Crassostrea virginica gonad after exposure to T a water-accommodation fraction of hydrocarbons and the potential implications in reproduction

S. Tapia-Morales, E.A. López-Landavery, I. Giffard-Mena, N. Ramírez-Álvarez, R.J.E. Gómez-Reyes, F. Díaz, C.E. Galindo-Sánchez Abstract The Crassostrea virginica oyster has biological and economic importance in the Gulf of Mexico, an area with a high extraction...

Historical biogeography of Temnocephalida (Platyhelminthes, Rhabdocoela): testing the Gondwanan hypothesis

Temnocephalida, a group of small epibiontic worms strictly associated with freshwater hosts, includes 179 taxa in 23 genera, classified in two major groups: Scutarielloidea, distributed in the Palaearctic region, and Temnocephaloidea distributed mainly in the Australian and Neotropical regions. Based on a large-scale spatio-temporal dimension, a biogeographic hypothesis on a Gondwanan scenario was tested.

Environmental and anthropogenic factors affecting the probability of occurrence of Oncomegas wageneri (Cestoda: Trypanorhyncha) in the southern Gulf of Mexico

Víctor M. Vidal-Martínez1*†, Edgar Torres-Irineo2, David Romero3, Gerardo Gold-Bouchot4, Enrique Martínez-Meyer5, David Valdés-Lozano6 and M. Leopoldina Aguirre-Macedo1† DOI 10.1186/s13071-015-1222-6 Abstract Background: Understanding the environmental and...