22 May 2017

Monday Expert - Jerusha Bennett on Parasites

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:35 pm on 22 May 2017

A parasite is an organism that lives in another organism, called the host, and often harms it. It is dependent on its host for survival - it has to be in the host to live, grow and multiply. A parasite cannot live independently.

Our Monday expert knows all about these organisms. Jerusha Bennett is currently doing her MSc in Ecology at Otago University, focusing on parasite transmission inside certain species of fish.

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