Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Slowing-Down Phenomenon

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_2908

Several parasites (e.g., Echinococcus cysts,  Riberoria trematodes) lead to deformities in their intermediate hosts and thus decrease the hosts’ ability to flee from a predator (= final host).

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