Currently reading: Parasite Rex by Carl Zimmer

cover-Zimmer-ParasiteRex-smCarl Zimmer’s book explains that parasites are inescapable, numerous, and highly successful. One of his points is that we don’t understand an ecology unless we understand the role that parasites play.

Evolutionary pressure from parasites is probably the main reason why we need sex to keep shuffling our gene combinations in an arms race of micropredation vs. resistance.

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