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Art of Being a Parasite

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ISBN-10: 0226114384

ISBN-13: 9780226114385

Edition: 2005

Authors: Claude Combes, Daniel Simberloff

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Parasites are highly specialised creatures that often employ astonishing feats of agility or deception to progress their life cycle or that of their offspring. Claude Combes explores the interactions between parasites & their hosts.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 10/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Claude Combes is professor of animal biology at the University of Perpignan and author of Parasitism: The Ecology and Evolution of Intimate Interactions, published by the University of Chicago Press. Daniel Simberloff is the Nancy Gore Hunger Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Introduction: What Is a Symbiosis?
Arms Races
How Does One Become a Parasite?
The Profession of Parasite
The Profession of Host
The Profession of Mutualist
Alice and the Red Queen
Sexual Selection and Parasitism
Parasites in Space and Time
Emerging Diseases and the Future Arms Race