same-species

Jim Mau jimmau at lmdlabs.com
Thu Jul 18 11:43:12 EST 1996


John L. Payton wrote:
> 
>  At the risk of starting yet another round of definitions, I would be
> interested in learning the consensus regarding the concept of organisms which
> seem to be parasites of their own species.  Can a creature be a parasite of
> its own species?  If not, why not?
> 
>  Please apply this question to:
>   The anglerfish Photocorynus spiniceps.
>   The marine worm Bonella.
>   The nematode Trichosomoides crassicauda.
>   The blook fluke Schistosoma haematobium.
> 
> John Payton
> not even a biologist, but interested in this issue all the same
> Dear John

	Does your question include humans... ?

	jimmau



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