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Costs of counterdefenses to host resistance in a parasitoid of Drosophila.

Abstract:

The ability of a parasitoid to evolve enhanced counterdefenses against host resistance and its possible costs were studied in a Drosophila-parasitoid system. We reared Asobara tabida (Braconidae, Hymenoptera) exclusively on D. melanogaster to impose artificial selection for improved counterdefenses against cellular encapsulation, the main host defense against parasitism. Controls were reared on D. subobscura, the main host of the population of wasps from which the laboratory culture was deriv...

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Kraaijeveld, AR More by this author
Hutcheson, KA More by this author
Limentani, EC More by this author
Godfray, HC More by this author
Journal:
Evolution; international journal of organic evolution
Volume:
55
Issue:
9
Pages:
1815-1821
Publication date:
2001-09-05
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EISSN:
1558-5646
ISSN:
0014-3820
URN:
uuid:ff0ac0a0-efee-40a5-bb29-105f7eb94200
Source identifiers:
210612
Local pid:
pubs:210612

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