News tagged with parasites

Mutual sabotage in parasites

Some parasites have only one goal: to develop completely in their intermediate host, await the right time to infect their definitive host and procreate there. Many parasites manipulate their intermediate host's behaviour. ...

dateFeb 11, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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Asian gudgeon bring new terror to rivers

Small in size but significant in terms of the ecological and economic damage they cause, Asian gudgeon are invading a great number of water courses across the world, particularly in Europe. These fish carry a half-animal/half-fungal ...

dateFeb 09, 2016 in Ecology
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Exploring the genomic basis of parasitism

The genes that cause parasitism in a group of intestinal worms, responsible for one of most prevalent tropical diseases in the developing world, have been identified by an international team of scientists, led by the University ...

dateFeb 02, 2016 in Biotechnology
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