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High parasite diversity accelerates host adaptation and diversification

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Host-parasite species pairs are known to coevolve, but how multiple parasites coevolve with their host is unclear. By using experimental coevolution of a host bacterium and its viral parasites, we revealed that diverse parasite communities accelerated host evolution and altered coevolutionary dynamics to enhance host resistance and decrease parasite infectivity. Increases in parasite diversity drove shifts in the mode of selection from fluctuating (Red Queen) dynamics to predominately directi...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1126/science.aam9974

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Zoology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Zoology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Zoology
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MacLean, RC
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MacLean, RC
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King, KC
Publisher:
American Association for the Advancement of Science Publisher's website
Journal:
Science Journal website
Volume:
360
Issue:
6391
Pages:
907-911
Publication date:
2018-05-25
Acceptance date:
2018-04-16
DOI:
EISSN:
1095-9203
ISSN:
0036-8075
Pubs id:
pubs:835762
URN:
uri:97321410-6bda-435c-9640-7053652d53c3
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uuid:97321410-6bda-435c-9640-7053652d53c3
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pubs:835762

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