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- Tomás, G.; Martín-Gálvez, D.; Ruiz-Castellano, C.; Ruiz-Rodríguez, M.; Peralta-Sánchez, J. M.; Martín-Vivaldi, M.; Soler, J. J.
- Microbial ecology 2018 v.76 no.2 pp. 555-564
- host-parasite relationships, etc ; Diptera; Sturnus; adverse effects; bacteria; bacterial infections; birds; blood; ectoparasites; egg shell; eggs; embryonic mortality; evolution; feces; hematophagous insects; hematophagy; hosts; microbial growth; microbial load; nests; nutrient availability; parasitism; parasitoses; pathogens; progeny; species diversity; Show all 26 Subjects
- ... While direct detrimental effects of parasites on hosts are relatively well documented, other more subtle but potentially important effects of parasitism are yet unexplored. Biological activity of ectoparasites, apart from skin injuries and blood-feeding, often results in blood remains, or parasite faeces that accumulate and modify the host environment. In this way, ectoparasite activities and rema ...