Journal article

Parasites promote host gene flow in a metapopulation

  • Altermatt, Florian Zoologisches Institut, Universität Basel, Switzerland - Département de Biologie, Unité d’Ecologie et Evolution, Université de Fribourg, Switzerland - Tvärminne Zoological Station, Hanko, Finland
  • Hottinger, Jürgen W. Zoologisches Institut, Universität Basel, Switzerland - Département de Biologie, Unité d’Ecologie et Evolution, Université de Fribourg, Switzerland - Tvärminne Zoological Station, Hanko, Finland
  • Ebert, Dieter Zoologisches Institut, Universität Basel, Switzerland - Département de Biologie, Unité d’Ecologie et Evolution, Université de Fribourg, Switzerland - Tvärminne Zoological Station, Hanko, Finland
    30.11.2006
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  • Evolutionary Ecology. - 2007, vol. 21, no. 4, p. 561-575
English Local adaptation is a powerful mechanism to maintain genetic diversity in subdivided populations. It counteracts the homogenizing effect of gene flow because immigrants have an inferior fitness in the new habitat. This picture may be reversed in host populations where parasites influence the success of immigrating hosts. Here we report two experiments testing whether parasite abundance and... Show more…
Faculty
Faculté des sciences et de médecine
Department
Biologie
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  • English
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Biology
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