The role of parasites in generating evolutionary novelty

D. Bermudes, K. A. Joiner

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In this review, David Bermudes and Keith joiner discuss the interrelationship between parasitism and mutualism and examine the parallel mechanisms used by parasites and mutualists to access and persist within the intracellular environment. By drawing analogies with mutualistic associations, they suggest mechanisms by which some parasites may ultimately benefit their hosts. They further speculate that some hosts may even become dependent upon their parasites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)458-463
Number of pages6
JournalParasitology Today
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology


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