Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Szidat’s Hypothesis

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_3082

The more evolutionarily specialized the host group, the more specialized are the parasites. Thus the degree of specialization of the parasites may serve as a clue to the phylogenetic position of the host.

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