parasitism

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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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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.
burgdorferi can be confidently compared with that of other microparasites.
Distribution of oyster microparasites in Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, 1959-1960.
Ability to infect a range of host species is a characteristic of many invading pathogens (10) and is less common in endemic microparasites that have coevolved with their hosts.