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Bacteriocins, spite and virulence.

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There has been much interest in using social evolution theory to predict the damage to a host from parasite infection, termed parasite virulence. Most of this work has focused on how high kinship between the parasites infecting a host can select for more prudent exploitation of the host, leading to a negative relationship between virulence and parasite kinship. However, it has also been shown that if parasites can cooperate to overcome the host, then high parasite kinship within hosts can sel...

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10.1098/rspb.2004.2756

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
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Journal:
Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society
Volume:
271
Issue:
1547
Pages:
1529-1535
Publication date:
2004-07-05
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EISSN:
1471-2954
ISSN:
0962-8452
URN:
uuid:5d34ee27-21b1-4ca7-bdb1-7755af4567ca
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312346
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pubs:312346

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