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the relation between two different kinds of organisms in which one receives benefits from the other by causing damage to it (usually not fatal damage)

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This observation contributed to the understanding of the freshwater microparasite fauna, which may contribute to the development of fundamental guidelines for the prevention or control of diseases in fish farming operations.
Mangin, "The effect of parasites on host population density and extinction: experimental epidemiology with Daphnia and six microparasites," American Naturalist, vol.
Past researchers have used macroparasites as a measurement of an organism's fitness level without taking into account that they might be benign to the host's fitness, as well as unintentionally ignoring the effects of the microparasites that may also simultaneously inhabit the host.
McNeill (1992) has aptly termed microparasites and macroparasites.
The population dynamics of microparasites and vertebrates hosts- the importance of immunity and recovery.
Due to mutations, infections with microparasites will almost invariably include some degree of within-host competition and thus promote higher virulence (Bonhoeffer and Nowak 1994a,b).
Despite this, microparasites (generally prions, viruses, bacteria, fungi, and protozoans) often remain the singular focus of research on emerging infectious diseases (35,36).
This is known for microparasites such as those that cause malaria and influenza (Brown 1990; Webster et al.
Distribution of some microparasites in oysters from Chesapeake Bay, 1963-1968.
burgdorferi can be confidently compared with that of other microparasites.