there are many definitions in the literature that describe the intimate associations between animals of different species. Terms like parasitism, commensalism, symbiosis, mutualism, phoresy (and many others) all possess subtle nuances of meaning. There are often arbitrary distinctions between one type of association and another, and it is sometimes difficult to decide on the most appropriate terminology for a particular relationship.
KeywordsParasitic Disease Lymphatic Filariasis Plant Parasitic Nematode Intimate Association Pathogenic Parasite
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