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Impact of invasive parasites on the biology and conservation of indigenous terrapins in South Africa and France

Leon N. Meyer, Louis H. du Preez, O. Verneau
Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie | Vol 31, No 1 | a325 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/satnt.v31i1.325 | © 2012 Leon N. Meyer, Louis H. du Preez, O. Verneau | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 26 January 2012 | Published: 28 May 2012

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Leon N. Meyer, North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, South Africa
Louis H. du Preez, North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, South Africa
O. Verneau, Université Via Domitia Perpignan cedex, France


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Abstract

Invasive terrapins have been released into the environment andestablished natural populations. A variety of terrapins are infected with various parasites.These parasites can escape and switch hosts to infect native species.

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