Parasitism by Claude Combes
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Parasitism by Claude Combes

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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

ISBN: 9780226114460
ISBN-10: 0226114465
Format: Paperback
(231mm x 148mm x 27mm)
Pages: 552
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 5-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Parasites are masterful works of evolutionary art. The tiny mite Hisliostoma 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.

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Author Biography - Claude Combes

Claude Combes is a professor of animal biology and director of the Centre de Biologie et Ecologie Tropicale et Mediterraneenne at the Universite de Perpignan, France. He is the author of "La Vie "and coauthor of "Encylopedia Reference of Parasitology.""

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