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Parasites entangled in food webs.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17126605     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Food webs are a fundamental concept in ecology in which parasites have been virtually ignored. In a recent article, Lafferty et al. address this imbalance, finding that the inclusion of parasites in food webs could be of greater importance to ecosystem stability than was previously thought. Furthermore, the bottom of the food chain is perhaps no longer the most dangerous place to be.
Matthew J Wood
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2006-11-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Trends in parasitology     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1471-4922     ISO Abbreviation:  Trends Parasitol.     Publication Date:  2007 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-01-01     Completed Date:  2007-03-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100966034     Medline TA:  Trends Parasitol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  8-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Ecology / methods,  trends
Food Chain*
Models, Biological*
Parasites / physiology*
Predatory Behavior

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