Biological and biomedical implications of the co-evolution of pathogens and their hosts

@article{Woolhouse2002BiologicalAB,
  title={Biological and biomedical implications of the co-evolution of pathogens and their hosts},
  author={M. Woolhouse and J. Webster and E. Domingo and B. Charlesworth and B. Levin},
  journal={Nature Genetics},
  year={2002},
  volume={32},
  pages={569-577}
}
  • M. Woolhouse, J. Webster, +2 authors B. Levin
  • Published 2002
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature Genetics
  • Co-evolution between host and pathogen is, in principle, a powerful determinant of the biology and genetics of infection and disease. Yet co-evolution has proven difficult to demonstrate rigorously in practice, and co-evolutionary thinking is only just beginning to inform medical or veterinary research in any meaningful way, even though it can have a major influence on how genetic variation in biomedically important traits is interpreted. Improving our understanding of the biomedical… CONTINUE READING
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