Host Manipulation by Parasites: A Look Back Before Moving Forward.

@article{Poulin2015HostMB,
  title={Host Manipulation by Parasites: A Look Back Before Moving Forward.},
  author={R. Poulin and F. Maure},
  journal={Trends in parasitology},
  year={2015},
  volume={31 11},
  pages={
          563-570
        }
}
The ability to manipulate host behaviour is among the most fascinating and best-studied adaptations of parasites. In this opinion article, we highlight trends and biases in the study of this phenomenon that may cloud or limit our understanding of its evolution. For instance, reviews and theoretical studies have shown a disproportionately sharp increase in the past decade relative to empirical studies. We also discuss taxonomic biases in the host-parasite systems investigated, as well as recent… Expand

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