Parasite turns shrimp into voracious cannibals

18 marzo 2015

Parasites can play an important role in driving cannibalism, according to a new study. Researchers found a tiny parasite, Pleistophora mulleri, not only significantly increased cannibalism among the indigenous shrimp Gammarus duebeni celticus but made infected shrimp more voracious, taking much less time to consume their victims.