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Correlation between biodiversity indices of small mammals and their helminths in West Siberian ecosystems

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Abstract

Biodiversity indices of helminths and population genetic variability indices of small mammals were studied in 17 localities of West Siberia. There is a positive correlation between the species diversity indices of small mammals and their helminths (r = +0.57, P < 0.001) and a negative correlation between species diversity indices of helminths and the population genetic variability of their hosts.

Keywords

species diversity genetic variability small mammals helminths West Siberia 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Tyumen’ State UniversityTyumen’Russia

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