Sarcocystosis of chital-dhole: conditions for evolutionary stability of a predator parasite mutualism

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For parasites with a predator-prey life cycle, the completion of the life cycle often depends on consumption of parasitized prey by the predator. In the case of such parasite species the predator and the parasite have common interests and therefore a mutualistic relationship is possible. Some evidence of a predator-parasite mutualism was reported from… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1472-6785-5-3

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