Some parasites may fuel cannibalism in their hosts

March 19, 2015 11:47 AM

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Some parasites may fuel cannibalism in their hosts

Some parasites can make an animal more likely to eat its own kind, finds a new study that is among the first to link parasites to cannibalism.

The findings, published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, add to the growing body of evidence that certain parasites may sometimes influence, and even directly control, the behavior of those that they infect.

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