Survival of the Sickest CH. 5

Survival of the Sickest CH. 5

Host manipulation
When a parasite provokes its host to behave in a way that helps the parasite to survive and reproduce
T. gondii
A parasite that can infect almost every warm-blooded animal, but can only sexually reproduce in cats
Sneezing
A type of host manipulation that the cold virus has learned to infect other organisms
Pinworms
One of the most common infections contracted by children
Autoimmune response
Invading bacteria disguised by molecular mimicry may trigger this
Virulence
The degree to which an organism destroys its host
Close proximity
Microbes that travel or spread via _______ have selective pressure towards low virulence
Reproduce
Every living thing has the goal to survive and _______
Cold virus
A microbe that selects against virulence so that the host is relatively healthy
Lactobacillus
This probiotic uses cobalt and manganese instead of iron
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