Journal article

Empirical support for optimal virulence in a castrating parasite

  • Jensen, Knut Helge Department of Biology, University of Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland - Department of Biology, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
  • Little, Tom The School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Skorping, Arne Department of Biology, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
  • Ebert, Dieter Department of Biology, University of Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland - Zoologisches Institut, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
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    30.05.2006
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  • Plos Biology. - 2006, vol. 4, no. 7, p. e197
English The trade-off hypothesis for the evolution of virulence predicts that parasite transmission stage production and host exploitation are balanced such that lifetime transmission success (LTS) is maximised. However, the experimental evidence for this prediction is weak, mainly because LTS, which indicates parasite fitness, has been difficult to measure. For castrating parasites, this simple model... Show more…
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Faculté des sciences
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Biologie
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  • English
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Biology
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