Trophic transmission of parasites and host behavior modification

  title={Trophic transmission of parasites and host behavior modification},
  author={Armand M. Kuris},
  journal={Behavioural Processes},
Thomas et al. (2005) provide a wide-ranging and insightful review of issues surrounding the evolution and ecology of parasite manipulation of host behavior. To support their goal seeking future directions I offer three comments. Firstly, several very different types of interactions are combined under the vague label “parasite”. This obscures important differences with respect to host behavior modification. These host–parasite interactions are pathogens, parasitoids, parasitic castrators and… CONTINUE READING

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