“Hidden Helpers: The Use of Parasite for the Benefit of Humanity” – Biological Times

“Hidden Helpers: The Use of Parasite for the Benefit of Humanity”

Publication Date : 09/01/2024


Author(s) :

Shizra Imtiaz Toor, Dr. Rao Zahid Abbas, Dr. Zohaib Saeed.


Volume/Issue :
Volume 2
,
Issue 12
(01 - 2024)



Abstract :

Abstract: Although parasites have a bad reputation and are frequently viewed as potentially hazardous animals, their importance to ecosystems and potential advantages to their hosts have been underappreciated. But parasites aren't always nasty. Some of them may even be highly advantageous to humans, animals, and other living things. In this article, the beneficial effects of parasites are reviewed, emphasizing their ecological importance and benefits. It addresses several facets of how parasites can be advantageous, from regulating pest and disease populations towards affecting host evolution and acting as disease biomarkers. The article also discusses the ethical concerns of utilizing parasites for medical treatment and other possibilities.


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