By J.M. Behnke, C F Barnard
Fresh principles and experimental stories recommend that the connection among parasitism and host behaviour has not just formed behaviour styles, but additionally morphology and inhabitants dynamics. This booklet seems to be on the parasitism/behaviour courting in lots of phyla.
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Resources are thus diverted away from hosts towards parasites. Brood PARASITIC RELATIONSHIPS 27 parasitism is another class of parasitic relationship which incurs a reproductive cost for the host. The loss to the host can be viewed as a diversion of host resources into parasites though here diversion is of normal parental behaviour to the care of unrelated parasitic offspring (but see Andersson, 1984). Among birds, brood parasitism usually depresses the breeding success of the host though the means by which it is depressed varies with the strategy of the parasite (Payne, 1977).
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1974, Ibis, 116, 87–90. 2. , 1987). There is also a rapidly increasing literature on the influences parasites have on the behaviour of their hosts. However, to our knowledge, there has been no attempt to look for patterns relating the kind of damage done to the behavioural consequences of that damage. Minchella (1985) discussed changes in growth, physiology and the behaviour of snails infected with sporocysts and rediae of trematodes and distinguished three categories of changes: those that benefit the parasites (and therefore may have arisen as parasite adaptations), those that benefit the host (and therefore may have arisen as host adaptations), and those that are side-effects of the infection, with no direct adaptive significance.
Parasitism and host behaviour by J.M. Behnke, C F Barnard