Mistletoes, lianas, vines, and epiphytes fulfill many of the population dynamic criteria of animal macroparasites. A new study illustrates elegant ways to quantify cost to the host and how this impacts competition between mistletoe species. It opens the door to a much fuller consideration of plant parasites as macroparasites.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
- General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
- General Neuroscience