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Parasite replication and the evolutionary epidemiology of parasite virulence

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Parasite virulence evolution is shaped by both within-host and population-level processes yet the link between these differing scales of infection is often neglected. Population structure and heterogeneity in both parasites and hosts will affect how hosts are exploited by pathogens and the intensity of infection. Here, it is shown how the degree of relatedness among parasites together with epidemiological parameters such as pathogen yield and longevity influence the evolution of virulence. Fu...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1371/journal.pone.0012440

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Public Library of Science
Journal:
PloS ONE More from this journal
Volume:
5
Issue:
8
Pages:
ARTN e12440
Publication date:
2010-08-27
Acceptance date:
2010-07-30
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EISSN:
1932-6203
ISSN:
1932-6203
Language:
English
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pubs:209280
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uuid:fb2e572d-43c7-4949-ab43-db36f894ca75
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pubs:209280
Source identifiers:
209280
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2013-11-16

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