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Inbreeding and parasite sex ratios.

Abstract:

The breeding system of parasitic protozoa affects the evolution of drug resistance and virulence, and is relevant to disease diagnosis and the development of chemo- and immunotherapy. A major group of protozoan parasites, the phylum Apicomplexa, that includes the aetiological agents of malaria, toxoplasmosis and coccidiosis, all have dimorphic sexual stages. The sex ratio (proportion of males produced by parasites) is predicted to depend upon the inbreeding rate, and it has been suggested tha...

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10.1098/rspb.2001.1938

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Journal:
Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society
Volume:
269
Issue:
1492
Pages:
755-760
Publication date:
2002-04-05
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EISSN:
1471-2954
ISSN:
0962-8452
URN:
uuid:27536fd9-01a9-4a17-a233-76c47b17c9a4
Source identifiers:
312332
Local pid:
pubs:312332

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