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Parasitism: The Ecology and Evolution of Intimate Interactions

Series: Interspecific Interactions

By: Claude Combes

728 pages, Illus, figs, tabs

University of Chicago Press

Paperback | Oct 2004 | #148897 | ISBN: 0226114465
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Hardback | Oct 2001 | #119467 | ISBN: 0226114457
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About this book

Explores the fascinating adaptations parasites have developed through their intimate interactions with their hosts. He begins with the biology of parasites - their life cycles, habitats, and different types of associations with their hosts. 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 the evolution of their hosts. Throughout the book Combes enlivens his discussion with a wealth of concrete examples of host-parasite interactions.


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