Ecology and evolution of parasitism hosts to ecosystems

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .

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Subjects:

  • Parasitism,
  • Parasites -- Ecology,
  • Parasites -- Evolution,
  • Host-parasite relationships

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Statementedited by Frederic Thomas, Jean-Francois Guegan, and Francois Renaud.
ContributionsThomas, Frédéric, 1970-, Guégan, Jean-François, Renaud, François, 1955-
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LC ClassificationsQL757 .E25313 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21559720M
ISBN 109780199535330, 9780199535323
LC Control Number2008033127

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Gabriele Sorci, Stéphane Garnier, in Encyclopedia of Ecology (Second Edition), Abstract. Parasitism is a pervasive phenomenon in nature involving, either as hosts or as parasites, virtually all species on earth.

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Unified by the use of phylogenies, this book tackles a wide variety of parasite-specific biological problems. 1 Introduction to the Ecology, Epidemiology, and Evolution of Parasitism in Daphnia.

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Conspecific Brood Parasitism in Birds: A Life-History Perspective Bruce E. Lyon and John McA. Eadie Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics The Evolution of Viruses André J. Nahmias and Darryl C. Reanney Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics Advances in the Study of Coevolution Between Avian Brood Parasites and Their HostsCited by: concepts on parasitism are poorly devel- oped.

Although Elton () devoted a chapter in his pioneering ecology book to parasitism his conclusion was that the re- semblances between predators and parasites are more important than the differences. This attitude is now prevalent in ecology texts (e.g. Andrewartha and Birch.

Next he discusses genetic interactions between hosts and parasites, and he ends with a section on the community ecology of parasites and their role in. View Notes - Ecology, Epidemiology, and Evolution of Parasitism in Daphnia 1 from BIOLOGY at University of California, Los Angeles. Outline of This Book.

In evolutionary ecology, parasitism is a symbiotic relationship between species, where one organism, the parasite, lives on or in another organism, the host, causing it some harm, and is adapted structurally to this way of life.

The entomologist E. Wilson has characterised parasites as "predators that eat prey in units of less than one". Parasites include protozoans such as the. Start studying Ecology and Evolution: Mutualism and Parasitism. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. The Evolution of Brood Parasitism.

The evolution of obligate brood parasitism as a reproductive strategy is not well understood. One possibility is that it evolved via intraspecific nest parasitism (Nolan and Thompson ).

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