When parasites disagree: Evidence for parasite-induced sabotage of host manipulation

@inproceedings{Hafer2015WhenPD,
  title={When parasites disagree: Evidence for parasite-induced sabotage of host manipulation},
  author={Nina Hafer and Manfred Milinski},
  booktitle={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={2015}
}
Host manipulation is a common parasite strategy to alter host behavior in a manner to enhance parasite fitness usually by increasing the parasite's transmission to the next host. In nature, hosts often harbor multiple parasites with agreeing or conflicting interests over host manipulation. Natural selection might drive such parasites to cooperation, compromise, or sabotage. Sabotage would occur if one parasite suppresses the manipulation of another. Experimental studies on the effect of multi… CONTINUE READING