Hyperparasite

This post was written by ali on January 8, 2009
Posted Under: Glossary

A parasite living on or in another parasite, Parasite of parasite ;

A Parasite that its host is another parasite ,

e.g. Plasmodium in Mosquitoes , Cestodes metacestodes in Fleas

-Two species of Microsporidians have been reported as Hyperparasites of Acanthocephalans,i.e.  Microsporidium acanthocephali and M. propingui

-Microsporidian Unicaryon nomimoscolexi in Cestode Nomimoscolex spp (Ref. : Lom ,J. ,2002)

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