Introduced cryptic species of parasites exhibit different invasion pathways.

  title={Introduced cryptic species of parasites exhibit different invasion pathways.},
  author={Osamu Miura and Mark E. Torchin and Armand M. Kuris and Ryan F. Hechinger and Satoshi Chiba},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={103 52},
Sometimes infectious agents invade and become established in new geographic regions. Others may be introduced yet never become established because of the absence of suitable hosts in the new region. This phenomenon may be particularly true for the many parasites with complex life cycles, where various life stages require different host species. Homogenization of the world's biota through human-mediated invasions may reunite hosts and parasites, resulting in disease outbreaks in novel regions… CONTINUE READING

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