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Geographic variation in sterilizing parasite species and the Red Queen

Abstract:

The Red Queen hypothesis predicts that sexual reproduction should be favoured in locations where the risk of infection by virulent parasites is consistently high. When hosts are exposed to multiple parasites over their geographic range, the coevolving parasite species may vary among host populations. We surveyed 26 streams on the South Island of New Zealand to determine whether the frequency of snails (Potamopyrgus antipodarum) infected by various sterilizing trematode parasite species was co...

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Journal:
Oikos
Volume:
118
Issue:
9
Pages:
1416-1420
Publication date:
2009-09-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1600-0706
ISSN:
0030-1299
Source identifiers:
383218
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:383218
UUID:
uuid:b5edb10b-b883-4ede-920c-020fbfd7644c
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pubs:383218
Deposit date:
2013-11-16

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