Parasites which alter host behavior

T. Greve tgreve at
Sun Apr 6 14:42:02 EST 1997

Mark Armitage wrote:
> Dear All,
> Does anyone have any references on parasites which alter intermediate
> host behavior in order to increase chances of predation upon the
> host?
> Thanks in advance
> Mark Armitage
> Grad Student, APU

Hi Mark,
There are loads of references on the subject. Here are a few

Behavioural Aspects of Parasite Transmission, edited by Canning, E.U. &
C.A. Wrigth, 1972. Academic Press, London.

Hurd, H. (1990): Physiological and behavioural interactions between
parasites and invertebrate hosts. Advances in Parasitology, 29:271-318.

Barnard, C.J. and Behnke, J.M. (eds) 1990: Parasitism an Host Behaviour,
Taylor and Francis, New York.

Poulin, R. (1994): Meta-analyses of parasite-induced behavioural
changes. Animal Behaviour, 48:137-146.
Poulin, R. (1995): "Adaptive" Changes in the Behaviour of Parasitized
Animals: A Critical Review. International Journal for Parasitology, 25

Great subject by the way! 


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