What makes for a “skilled” parasite? According to Clemson University College of Science assistant professor of biological sciences Zhicheng Dou, high transmissibility but slow host mortality are two characteristics that make parasites successful. A parasitic disease can't spread if it kills its host before infecting someone else.
Unfortunately for Toxoplasma gondii, the parasitic cause of the disease toxoplasmosis, new research conducted by Dou has the potential t
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