Advances in Animal Science and Zoology. Volume 13


Owen P. Jenkins (Editor)

Series: Advances in Animal Science and Zoology
BISAC: SCI070000

The opening chapter of Advances in Animal Science and Zoology. Volume 13 reviews the parasite morphology, genetic variability, transmission dynamics in both intermediate and definitive hosts and the parasite-host relationship, emphasizing the metabolic and physiologic alterations in hosts of Angiostrongylus cantonensis.

In the second chapter, nematode biology is examined in the context of understanding the infective juveniles persistence, distribution, and effect on insect populations. Potential entomopathogenic nematodes species are identified by distribution, survival, persistence, infectivity of wide host range.

Continuing, the authors attempt to explain how Rocky Mountain elk, generally are considered a northern montane ungulate, survive in the Oscura Mountains, a Chihuahuan Desert range located in south-central New Mexico, US.

Additionally, this compilation discusses how the effect of predation on ungulates remains contentious, at least in part due to a lack appreciation for the importance of local environmental conditions on predator-prey relationships.

The authors study insect pollinators’ status of Talbotiella gentii for five years, focusing on the flowers of the trees in five locations, determining that there were no animal pollinators present. This is a major threat and could lead to the extinction of the species.

The next section proposes that despite the industrialization of Rourkela, the butterfly diversity at the National Institute of Technology (NIT) campus is not very affected. Moreover, it suggests the need for taking up conservation measures to sustain the butterfly faunal diversity of the NIT campus.

Subsequently, catfish are examined due to their potential influence on aquatic ecosystems. The catfish population can dispose of up to 26% of the total fish biomass, therefore it plays an important role in the biomanipulation of many freshwater systems.

Methods for capturing catfish are also evaluated. It is determined that the most effective method is the use of long-lines simulating angling with a supporting buoy, as it predominantly results in the fish being caught alive. Only a low mortality rate is connected with the method of long-lines in comparison to other methods.

The authors discuss European catfish, a large species with only a few competitors likely tomust be apparent in any locality. Moreover, the additional threat of hybridization between the invasive European catfish and closely related native species is explored.

The author’s attempt to predict the forage potential in three forest tree species based on tree species and size, focusing on species commonly consumed by red deer, namely aspen, goat willow, and rowan.

The final chapter presents various types of snakes by geography and clinical manifestations according to known venom toxins, thus allowing clinicians to treat the patient even when specific identification is not possible.
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Angiostrongylus cantonensis: Morphology, Genetic Variability, Ecology and Parasite-Host Relationship
(Raquel O. Simões, PhD, Juberlan S. Garcia, PhD, Tainá C. de C. Monte, PhD, Joyce R. S. Gonçalves, PhD, and Arnaldo Maldonado Júnior, PhD, Laboratório de Biologia e Parasitologia de Mamíferos Silvestres Reservatórios, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil)
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Chapter 2. Distribution and Ecological Characterization of Potential Entomopathogenic Nematodes
(Muthuswamy Razia, and Sivaperumal Sivaramakrishnan, Department of Biotechnology, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, TamilNadu, India, and others)

Chapter 3. Habitat Associations of Rocky Mountain Elk in a Hot, Arid Habitat in South-Central New Mexico, USA
(Octavio C. Rosas-Rosas, Louis C. Bender, Matthew J. Hartsough, Patrick C. Morrow, Cristina L. Rodden, and Mara E. Weisenberger, Colegio de Postgraduados, Campus San Luis Potosi, Salinas de Hidalgo, San Luis Potosí, México C.P., and others)

Chapter 4. Compensatory Predation and Additive Human-Related Mortality on Adult Female Elk in New Mexico, USA
(Louis C. Bender, Octavio C. Rosas-Rosas, Cristina L. Rodden, Mara E. Weisenberger, Patrick C. Morrow, and Matthew J. Hartsough, Extension Animal Sciences and Natural Resources, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA, and others)

Chapter 5. Has Talbotiella gentii Lost Its Insect Pollinators? A Threat to Its Fragmentation and Extinction
(Daniel Dompreh, PhD, Collins Ayire Nsor, PhD, and Lucy Amissah, PhD, Department of Silviculture and Forest Management, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, and others)

Chapter 6. Assessment of Butterfly Diversity of the Semi-Natural Habitat of NIT Rourkela Campus, Amidst a Highly Industrialized Region of India
(Arra Abhinay, and Monalisa Mishra, Neural Developmental Biology Lab, Department of Life science, NIT, Rourkela, Rourkela, Odisha, India)

Chapter 7. Catfish as a Potential Key Species for Biomanipulation Purposes
(Lukáš Vejřík, Ivana Vejříková, Petr Blabolil, Jiří Peterka, and Martin Čech, Institute of Hydrobiology, Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences, České Budějovice, Czech Republic, and others)

Chapter 8. Methods for Capturing Catfish and the Potential Regulation of the Catfish Population
(Lukáš Vejřík, Ivana Vejříková, Jiří Peterka, and Martin Čech, Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Hydrobiology, České Budějovice, Czech Republic, and others)

Chapter 9. Areas of Catfish Occurrence and Risks Connected with Introductions to New Localities
(Lukáš Vejřík, Ivana Vejříková, Zuzana Sajdlová, and Martin Čech, Institute of Hydrobiology, Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Na Sádkách 7, 37005 České Budějovice, Czech Republic, and others)

Chapter 10. Forage Potential Models in Three Forest Tree Species Consumed by Red Deer
(Jozef Pajtík, Bohdan Konôpka, Vladimír Šebeň, and Lisa A. Shipley, National Forest Centre, Forest Research Institute, Zvolen, Slovak Republic, and others)


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