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Evolution of gametocyte sex ratios in malaria and related apicomplexan (protozoan) parasites.

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'Survival of the fittest' is usually interpreted to mean that natural selection favours genes that maximize their transmission to the next generation. Here, we discuss recent applications of this principle to the study of gametocyte sex ratios in malaria and other apicomplexan parasites. Sex ratios matter because they are an important determinant of fitness and transmission success -- and hence of disease epidemiology and evolution. Moreover, inbreeding rates can be estimated from gametocyte ...

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Journal:
Trends in parasitology
Volume:
17
Issue:
11
Pages:
525-531
Publication date:
2001-11-05
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EISSN:
1471-5007
ISSN:
1471-4922
URN:
uuid:6abd27e6-0fde-498a-8d83-b09e63314f8d
Source identifiers:
312329
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pubs:312329

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