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Invasion of the body snatchers: the diversity and evolution of manipulative strategies in host-parasite interactions.
Parasite-induced alteration of host behaviour is a widespread transmission strategy among pathogens. Understanding how it works is an exciting challenge from both a mechanistic and an evolutionaryExpand
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The ecological significance of manipulative parasites.
The diversity of ways in which host manipulation by parasites interferes with ecological and evolutionary processes governing biotic interactions has been recently documented, and indicates thatExpand
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Behind the scene, something else is pulling the strings: emphasizing parasitic manipulation in vector-borne diseases.
Merging the field of epidemiology with those of evolutionary and behavioural ecology can generate considerable fundamental knowledge, as well as help to guide public health policies. An attempt isExpand
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FOOD PLANT DERIVED DISEASE TOLERANCE AND RESISTANCE IN A NATURAL BUTTERFLY‐PLANT‐PARASITE INTERACTIONS
Organisms can protect themselves against parasite‐induced fitness costs through resistance or tolerance. Resistance includes mechanisms that prevent infection or limit parasite growth while toleranceExpand
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Genetic variation in resistance, but not tolerance, to a protozoan parasite in the monarch butterfly
Natural selection should strongly favour hosts that can protect themselves against parasites. Most studies on animals so far have focused on resistance, a series of mechanisms through which hostsExpand
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Evidence for trans-generational medication in nature.
Parasites pose a serious threat to host fitness, and natural selection should favour host traits that reduce infection or disease symptoms. Here, we provide the first evidence of trans-generationalExpand
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Beyond nature and nurture: phenotypic plasticity in blood-feeding behavior of Anopheles gambiae s.s. when humans are not readily accessible.
To test for the effects of host accessibility on blood-feeding behavior, we assessed degrees of anthropophily of the malaria mosquito Anopheles gambiae at two stages of the behavioral sequence ofExpand
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Self-Medication in Animals
Animal self-medication against parasites is more widespread than previously thought, with profound implications for host-parasite biology. The concept of antiparasite self-medication in animalsExpand
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Behavioral Immunity in Insects
Parasites can dramatically reduce the fitness of their hosts, and natural selection should favor defense mechanisms that can protect hosts against disease. Much work has focused on understandingExpand
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Do distantly related parasites rely on the same proximate factors to alter the behaviour of their hosts?
Phylogenetically unrelated parasites often increase the chances of their transmission by inducing similar phenotypic changes in their hosts. However, it is not known whether these convergentExpand
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