Parasites and Parasitism

Rosalie Dohmen


What exactly is a parasite and parasitism? Well, a parasite is simply described as an organism that takes host in another organism, obtaining all of its essential nutrients. With this being said, parasitism is a relationship between one organism living in or on another organism causing its host harm. Parasites are organisms that are very common in today’s environment, but not all of its life cycles are understood. These parasites can be found just about anywhere, but the most common type in the United States are found in our food.


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