Journal article

Host starvation decreases parasite load and mean host size in experimental populations

  • Pulkkinen, Katja Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
  • Ebert, Dieter Ecology and Evolution, Department of Biology, Fribourg University, Switzerland
    2004
Published in:
  • Ecology. - 2004, vol. 85, p. 823-833
English While host stress in vertebrate populations has often been linked to outbreaks of epidemics, which are attributed to the immuno-compromise of the stressed hosts, no predictions have been made about the response of invertebrate host populations to stressful conditions. Experiments conducted on individual invertebrate hosts, however, suggest that starved hosts may be a poor resource for... Show more…
Faculty
Faculté des sciences
Department
Biologie
Language
  • English
Classification
Ecology
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