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Curr Biol. 2018 Jul 23;28(14):R795-R798. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2018.05.082.

Thermosensation: Human Parasitic Nematodes Use Heat to Hunt Hosts.

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1
Department of Biology and National Center for Behavioral Genomics, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454, USA.
2
Department of Biology and National Center for Behavioral Genomics, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454, USA. Electronic address: sengupta@brandeis.edu.

Abstract

Temperature is a critical host-emitted cue for many parasitic species. A recent study shows that skin-penetrating human parasitic hookworms and threadworms exhibit adaptive host-seeking behaviors that are based on their temperature experience, opening up possibilities for new intervention strategies.

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30040942
DOI:
10.1016/j.cub.2018.05.082
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