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Parasites shaping host eating preferences?

Colin Leonard colinl at gte.net
Sat May 22 10:12:18 EST 1999


I recall reading that in some cases of hookworm and Ascaris infection that
the person craves dirt or soil for the lost minerals in his body. Is this
the type of change you are looking for?
Russell Farris wrote in message ...
>Can anyone point me to examples of parasites modifying the behaviour of
>their hosts, particularly their eating preferences? Thanks.
>
>Russ Farris
>
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