The Art of Being a Parasite

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Parasites are a masterful work of evolutionary art. The tiny mite Histiostoma laboratorium , a parasite of Drosophila , launches itself, in an incredible display of evolutionary engineering, like a surface-to-air missile at a fruit fly far above its head. Gravid mussels such as Lampsilis ventricosa undulate excitedly as they release their parasitic larval offspring, conning greedy predators in search of a tasty meal into hosting the parasite. The Art of Being a Parasite is an extensive collection of these and other ...

The Art of Being a Parasite 2005, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226114385

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The Art of Being a Parasite 2005, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226114293

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