Introduction to parasites

Purnima Bhanot, Fred Schuster

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The focus of this chapter is on human parasites particularly those that are major pathogens. The word parasite is derived from the Greek para, meaning eating, and sitos, meaning by the side of. Parasitism is a biological niche in which one organism derives benefit at the expense of another.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPractical Handbook of Microbiology, Third Edition
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)9781466587403
ISBN (Print)9781466587397
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)


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