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Published by Taylor & Francis in London, New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Host-parasite relationships,
  • Parasitism,
  • Parasites -- Ecology

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by C.J. Barnard and J.M. Behnke.
ContributionsBarnard, C. J., Behnke, Jerzy M.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQL757 .P284 1990
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 332 p. :
Number of Pages332
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1858270M
ISBN 100850664985
LC Control Number90010783

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