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Trematode parasites infect or die in snail hosts.

Abstract:

The Red Queen hypothesis is based on the assumption that parasites must genetically match their hosts to infect them successfully. If the parasites fail, they are assumed to be killed by the host's immune system. Here, we tested this using sympatric (mostly susceptible) and allopatric (mostly resistant) populations of a freshwater snail and its trematode parasite. We determined whether parasites which do not infect are either killed or passed through the host's digestive tract and remain infe...

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Publisher copy:
10.1098/rsbl.2010.0857

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Lively, CM More by this author
Journal:
Biology letters
Volume:
7
Issue:
2
Pages:
265-268
Publication date:
2011-04-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1744-957X
ISSN:
1744-9561
URN:
uuid:9d5de9be-289e-436e-bbab-1a64fc6fa0d1
Source identifiers:
383202
Local pid:
pubs:383202

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