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Curr Biol. 2016 Feb 22;26(4):R174-7. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2015.12.057.

Evolution: Causality and the Origin of Parasitism.

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1
Department of Biology, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, USA. Electronic address: janjan.cz@gmail.com.
2
Department of Botany, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Electronic address: pkeeling@mail.ubc.ca.

Abstract

The first comparison of parasitic trypanosomatids to their free-living relatives reveals that some characteristics once linked to parasitism actually predate it. Parallel comparisons of other parasites suggest we need to rethink the drivers and consequences of the parasitic lifestyle.

PMID:
26906491
DOI:
10.1016/j.cub.2015.12.057
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