Parasitism is a type of consumer-resource relationship between two organisms or animals: a parasite, and its host. A parasite lives on or inside the body of a host, relies on the host for nourishment and shelter; whereas the host is harmed in various aspects, such as being exposed to many infectious diseases since parasite is usually the vector of pathogens. In recent years, the approach of network analysis has been more and more widely used seeking to understand issues like the transmission of parasitic diseases, the influence on ecosystem stability due to extinction, invasion or migration, etc. The scope of these research scales in the number of regions and host/parasite species that are considered. And graph technology has great potentials to accelerate with such research, while making things highly explainable with its high-dimensional data modeling capabilities that naturally reflects how data points and entities are networked.
It’s exciting to see that considerable valuable findings are obtained after network analysis sheds lights on the research of host-parasite network, which, with no doubt lead us to a better life. Ultipa Graph supports complex network topology that could easily handle species and interaction diversity, meanwhile we’re obsessed with hard-core computing power, flexible query patterns as well as rich algorithm library. Ultipa is ready to assist global ecologists to demystify more about our nature and life.