1 Micromammals and macroparasites: Who is who and how they interact? Academic Article uri icon


  • Parasites are associated with their hosts, by definition, over both a long evolutionary term and in an ecologically transient time. Mammals and their parasites have co-interacted in a historical framework, which is revealed by cophylogenetic studies (Page 2003; Hugot et al. 2003). The interactions between micromammals and their macroparasites can be investigated in the light of history, ie within a phylogenetic framework. Although macroparasites are easy to define as metazoan parasites corresponding to well-defined …

publication date

  • January 27, 2007