Vectors , viscin , and Viscaceae : mist letoes as parasites , mutualists , and resources

  title={Vectors , viscin , and Viscaceae : mist letoes as parasites , mutualists , and resources},
  author={Juliann E Aukema}
Mistletoes are aerial, hemiparasitic plants found on trees throughout the world. They have unique ecological arrangements with the host plants they parasitize and the birds that disperse their seeds. Similar in many respects to vector-borne macroparasites, mistletoes are often detrimental to their hosts, and can even kill them. Coevolution has led to resistance mechanisms in hosts and specialization by mistletoes. Birds act as "disease vectors" for the mistletoe host in a mutualistic… CONTINUE READING
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