Parasites as food: the role of mussels as cleaners of free-living parasite stages in lakes

Secteur des Invertébrés
Muséum d’histoire naturelle de la Ville de Genève
Muséum d’histoire naturelle de la Ville de Genève
Route de Malagnou, 1
1208 Genève

Dr. Isabel Blasco-Costa, isabel.blasco-costa@ville-ge.ch, +41224186387

Topics: Ecology

Larval parasite stages represent a large biomass in freshwater ecosystems, which turns into food for non-host organisms. This project will evaluate the power of mussels as potential biocontrol organisms of blooms of parasite larvae in the water.