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Parasites and the Behavior of Animals

Series: Oxford Series in Ecology and Evolution (OSEE)

By: Janice Moore

315 pages, Bw plates, illus, figs, tabs

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Feb 2002 | #122755 | ISBN: 0195146530
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Hardback | Feb 2002 | #124340 | ISBN: 0195084411
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About this book

Presents ecological consequences and evolutionary mechanisms that may be associated with behavioural alterations in parasitized hosts. Literature is summarised, showing that reports of alteration may frequently be consistent with more than one evolutionary explanation and that rigorous tests are needed before the phenomenon can be understood and placed in a predictive framework.
' ... a gripping account of the sometimes spectacular behavioural ( and morphological) alterations caused by parasites ... Everyone with a general interest in biology who can still be amazed by the awesome power of natural selection should look at this book.' NATURE

Moore has managed to capture the spirit of why she does what she does, the magic of discovery in a virtually unknown world ... All of this is done in a comfortable, conversational writing style and with a perfect mix of ilustrations that does not in any way detract from the scholarly nature of the text. Moore is not only very good at what she does, she is also very good at explaining it ... this book is going to inspire students to take up the challenge in the nextgeneration. BioScience A gripping account of the sometimes spectacular behavioural ( and morphological) alterations caused by parasites ... Everyone with a general interest in biology who can still be amazed by the awesome power of natural selection should look at this book. NATURE


Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Life Cycles: Blueprints for R0; 3. Behavioral Alterations and Parasite Transmission; 4. Behavioral Alterations and Avoiding Parasites; 5. Behavioral Alterations and the Fitness and Longevity; 5. Behavioral Alterations and the Fitness and Longevity of Infected Hosts; 6. Concluding Remarks; Appendix: Table; Bibliography; Index

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