Walking with insects: molecular mechanisms behind parasitic manipulation of host behaviour.

  title={Walking with insects: molecular mechanisms behind parasitic manipulation of host behaviour.},
  author={Stineke van Houte and Vera I D Ros and Monique M. van Oers},
  journal={Molecular ecology},
  volume={22 13},
Parasitic infections are often followed by changes in host behaviour. Numerous and exquisite examples of such behavioural alterations are known, covering a broad spectrum of parasites and hosts. Most descriptions of such parasite-induced changes in host behaviour are observational reports, while experimentally confirmed examples of parasite genes inducing these changes are limited. In this study, we review changes in invertebrate host behaviour observed upon infection by parasites and discuss… CONTINUE READING
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