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Parasites and the Behavior of Animals

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ISBN-10: 0195146530

ISBN-13: 9780195146530

Edition: 2001

Authors: Janice Moore

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When a parasite invades an ant, does the ant behave like other ants? Maybe not-and if it doesn't, who, if anyone, benefits from the altered behaviors? The parasite? The ant? Parasites and the Behavior of Animals shows that parasite-induced behavioral alterations are more common than we might realize, and it places these alterations in an evolutionary and ecological context. Emphasizing eukaryotic parasites, the book examines the adaptive nature of behavioral changes associated with parasitism, exploring the effects of these changes on parasite transmission, parasite avoidance, and the fitness of both host and parasite. The behavioral changes and their effects are not always…    
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List price: $135.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/31/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 338
Size: 6.10" wide x 9.09" long x 0.98" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

As an undergraduate, I was inspired by parasitologist Clark P. Read to think about the ecology and evolution of parasites in new ways. I was especially excited to learn that parasites affected animal behavior, another favorite subject area. Most biologists outside the world of parasitology were not interested in parasites; they were relegated to a nether world someplace between the biology of free-living organisms and medicine. After peregrination through more than one graduate program, I completed my PhD studying parasites and behavior at the University of New Mexico. I did postdoctoral work on parasite community ecology with Dan Simberloff at Florida State University, and then accepted a…    

Life Cycles: Blueprints for R[subscript 0]
Behavioral Alterations and Parasite Transmission
Behavioral Alterations and Avoiding Parasites
Behavioral Alterations and the Fitness and Longevity of Infected Hosts
Concluding Remarks