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Parasitism The Ecology and Evolution of Intimate Interactions

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ISBN-10: 0226114465

ISBN-13: 9780226114460

Edition: 2001

Authors: Claude Combes, Isaure de Buron, Vincent A. Connors, Daniel Simberloff

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In Parasitism, Claude Combes 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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Book details

List price: $46.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 10/15/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 552
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.134
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.

Foreword
Who in whom : the diversity of durable interactions
The universe of parasites
Specialization in parasites
The fragmented nature of parasite populations and communities
Parasite distribution
Diversity in time
Genes in durable interactions
Parasite-host coevolution
Genes to encounter
Genes to avoid
Genes to kill
Genes to survive
How do coevolutions evolve?
Durable interactions and the biosphere
Parasites against their conspecifics
Parasites against competing species
Parasites and host individuals
Parasites and host populations
Parasites and host ecosystems
Parasites and environment
Parasites and sex
Mutualism
Parasitism and humanity