parasitic castration


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parasitic castration

[¦par·ə¦sid·ik ka′strā·shən]
(biology)
Destruction of the reproductive organs by parasites.
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Terminal growth into the haemocoelic spaces leads to a gradual compression of the acini by the sporocyst mass that results in partial or, mostly, complete parasitic castration (Lauckner 1983, Valderrama et al.
Infestation pattern and parasitic castration of the crustacean Riggia paranensis (Crustacea, Cymothoidea) on the fresh water fish Cyphocharax gilbert (Teleostei, Curimatidae).
Parasitic castration is the partial or total inhibition of gametogenesis of a host species due to the activity or physical presence of a parasite (Cheng, 1983).
Models of brood mortality and parasitic castration in crustacean fisheries suggest that adaptive management strategies, such as intensive fishing of both sexes in heavily infected localities, may be able to break the threshold of nemertean transmission without reducing yield to the fishery (Kuris and Lafferty 1992).