Cleaning symbioses from the parasites' perspective

@article{Grutter2002CleaningSF,
  title={Cleaning symbioses from the parasites' perspective},
  author={Alexandra Sara Grutter},
  journal={Parasitology},
  year={2002},
  volume={124},
  pages={65 - 81}
}
  • A. Grutter
  • Published 24 September 2002
  • Biology, Environmental Science
  • Parasitology
Cleaning behaviour has generally been viewed from the cleaner or client's point of view. Few studies, however, have examined cleaning behaviour from the parasites' perspective, yet they are the equally-important third players in such associations. All three players are likely to have had their evolution affected by the association. As cleaner organisms are important predators of parasites, cleaners are likely to have an important effect on their prey. Little, however, is known of how parasites… 

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