Experimental Methods for Epizootilogical Research with Hydras

  • Alan E. Stiven


To present culture and analytical methods for research on hydras and their associated ectoparasitic fauna, with special emphasis on the use of the hydra—Hydramoeba system as a model for epizootilogical investigations. I use the term epizootic to characterize the dynamics of infectious disease in host populations (Tanada, 1963).


Host Population Host Density Instantaneous Growth Rate Infected Culture Insurance Culture 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan E. Stiven
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  1. 1.Department of Biology 046AUniversity of North CarolinaChapel HillUSA

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