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Table 2 Biological characteristics for the F2 hybrid strains

From: Pacific and Atlantic Lepeophtheirus salmonis (Krøyer, 1838) are allopatric subspecies: Lepeophtheirus salmonis salmonis and L. salmonis oncorhynchi subspecies novo

Source Replicate Copepodids F2 males F2 females Infection success (%)
LsPacAtl F1 1 1850 224 212 25
  2 1850 280 246 30
LsAtlPac F1 1 1000 93 81 17
  2 1000 158 124 28
  1. The number of copepodids used to infect the hosts in the replicate tanks, and the numbers of males and females harvested upon termination of the F2 generation at the pre-adult stage are reported.