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Document Type

Research

Keywords

blackspot, Neascus pyriformis, odds ratio, host range

Abstract

Odds ratio analysis was used to evaluate the relative likelihood of occurrence of blackspot (Neascus pyriformil, Chandler) infections among 14 species of fish collected from the Maple River in Buena Vista and Ida Counties in western Iowa. Prevalence estimates ranged from 0% to 47.4% with a mean prevalence of 11.9%. The rank ordering of odds ratios of infection allowed the species to be categorized as those with risks greater than, less than, and not different from average risk to infection within the Maple River sample. The species with the largest odds ratio was the bluntnose minnow, (Pimephales notatus) (odds ratio = 7.78), whereas bigmouth shiners (Notropis dorsalis) and sand shiners (Notropis stramineus) had statistically significant odds ratios of zero.

Publication Date

March 2001

Journal Title

Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

108

Issue

1

First Page

24

Last Page

26

Copyright

© Copyright 2001 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf