Intensive Farming: Evolutionary Implications for Parasites and Pathogens

  title={Intensive Farming: Evolutionary Implications for Parasites and Pathogens},
  author={Ad{\`e}le Mennerat and Frank Nilsen and Dieter Ebert and Arne Skorping},
  booktitle={Evolutionary Biology},
An increasing number of scientists have recently raised concerns about the threat posed by human intervention on the evolution of parasites and disease agents. New parasites (including pathogens) keep emerging and parasites which previously were considered to be ‘under control’ are re-emerging, sometimes in highly virulent forms. This re-emergence may be parasite evolution, driven by human activity, including ecological changes related to modern agricultural practices. Intensive farming creates… CONTINUE READING