Monthly Archives: August 2018
Mind control from beyond the host: Tapeworm increases risky behaviour even in uninfected group members
Sticklebacks infected with tapeworms are known to show risky behaviour and swim to the water surface. Not shown before, is that uninfected sticklebacks also show this behaviour when other shoal members are infected.
Larval stages of some flukes produce a soldier caste that helps to protect the colony if another species of fluke invades their snail host. New work shows this to be more common than was previously thought.