Our collaborative work with Mikhail Solovyev’s Lab on skin microbiota of Prussian carp (Carassius gibelio) infested by Argulus and Lernaea ectoparasites is published in the Journal of Applied Microbiology. We found that ectoparasites have the potential to alter skin microbiota, which in turn can play a possible role in the transmission of secondary bacterial infections caused by pathogenic bacteria in fish.
Kashinskaya E., Simonov E., Andree K., Vlasenko P., Polenogova O., Kiriukhin B., Solovyev M. 2021. Microbial community structure in a host–parasite system: the case of Prussian carp and its parasitic crustaceans. Journal of Applied Microbiology. https://doi.org/10.1111/jam.15071
Fragment of the Figure 1 from the cited work