Behavioral Interactions between Parasites and Hosts : Host Suicide and the Evolution of Complex Life Cycles

@inproceedings{Smith2015BehavioralIB,
  title={Behavioral Interactions between Parasites and Hosts : Host Suicide and the Evolution of Complex Life Cycles},
  author={Deborah R. R. Smith},
  year={2015}
}
The study of parasites and their hosts has typically focused on the physiological, morphological, and immunological adaptations to parasitism, adaptations which the parasite employs to survive and reproduce in the host and those used by the host in self-defense. This paper explores instead some of the behavioral aspects of the parasite-host relationship. The parasite can alter the behavior of the host in ways which will facilitate dispersal of parasite propagules to new hosts or increase the… CONTINUE READING
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