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Conceptual issues in local adaptation
Studies of local adaptation provide important insights into the power of natural selection relative to gene flow and other evolutionary forces. They are a paradigm for testing evolutionary hypothesesExpand
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Virulence and Local Adaptation of a Horizontally Transmitted Parasite
  • D. Ebert
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Science
  • 19 August 1994
Parasites are thought to maximize the number of successfully transmitted offspring by trading off propagule production against host survival. In a horizontally transmitted microparasitic disease inExpand
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Experimental evolution of parasites.
  • D. Ebert
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Science
  • 20 November 1998
Serial passage experiments are a form of experimental evolution that is frequently used in applied sciences; for example, in vaccine development. During these experiments, molecular and phenotypicExpand
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Host–parasite ‘Red Queen’ dynamics archived in pond sediment
Antagonistic interactions between hosts and parasites are a key structuring force in natural populations, driving coevolution. However, direct empirical evidence of long-term host–parasiteExpand
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Psychotherapy of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in adults
Abstract In clinical practice many adult patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) ask for an additional psychotherapeutic intervention besides the medical therapy. In this paperExpand
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Development, Life Cycle, Ultrastructure and Phylogenetic Position of Pasteuria ramosa Metchnikoff 1888: Rediscovery of an Obligate Endoparasite of Daphnia magna Straus
The development, life cycle, ultrastructure and phylogenetic position of an obligate, spore-forming endoparasite of Daphnia magna Straus is described. The microparasite was found in the body cavityExpand
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On the evolutionary ecology of specific immune defence
Abstract Evolutionary ecology has developed along two major conceptual avenues, starting from the observation that hosts vary in their immune defence against parasites The first avenue, rooted inExpand
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The Dscam homologue of the crustacean Daphnia is diversified by alternative splicing like in insects.
In insects, the homologue of the Down syndrome cell adhesion molecule (Dscam) is a unique case of a single-locus gene whose expression has extensive somatic diversification in both the nervous andExpand
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The Epidemiology and Evolution of Symbionts with Mixed-Mode Transmission
Vertical and horizontal transmission are terms that describe the transfer of symbionts from parents to offspring and among unrelated hosts, respectively. Many symbionts, including parasites,Expand
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