Competition mediated by parasites: Biological and theoretical progress

Peter John Hudson, Jon Greenman

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Competition mediated through a shared natural enemy is known as 'apparent competition' and could be an important force determining community structure and biodiversity. Recently, experimental and theoretical studies have provided a new insight into the mechanisms and conditions that could influence coexistence or exclusion. Parasite-mediated competition is particularly significant, given the rise in emerging diseases and the opportunity that pathogens have to reduce host abundance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)387-390
Number of pages4
JournalTrends in Ecology and Evolution
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics


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