Specificity of the Toxoplasma gondii-altered behaviour to definitive versus non-definitive host predation risk

@article{Lamberton2008SpecificityOT,
  title={Specificity of the Toxoplasma gondii-altered behaviour to definitive versus non-definitive host predation risk},
  author={Poppy H. L. Lamberton and Christl Ann Donnelly and Joanne P. Webster},
  journal={Parasitology},
  year={2008},
  volume={135},
  pages={1143 - 1150}
}
SUMMARY The hypothesis that the parasite Toxoplasma gondii manipulates the behaviour of its intermediate rat host in order to increase its chance of being predated specifically by its feline definitive host, rather than a non-definitive host predator species, was tested. The impact of a range of therapeutic drugs, previously demonstrated to be effective in preventing the development of T. gondii-associated behavioural and cognitive alterations in rats, on definitive-host predator specificity… 
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