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Dowling Biology Chair contributes chapter to reference work

image001Dr. Christopher Boyko, Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at Dowling, has written a book chapter called, Parasites and Diseases of Brachyura, with co-authors Dr. Jeffrey Shields of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and Dr. Jason Williams of Hofstra University. The 136-page chapter is a comprehensive overview of the diversity and effects of a wide range of organisms harmful to crabs, ranging from viruses and bacteria to parasitic barnacles and isopods. The chapter is part of the seminal reference work Treatise on Zoology – Anatomy, Taxonomy, Biology. The Crustacea, Volume 9 Part C, a two volume set published by Brill.

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