Castrating parasites and colonial hosts.

  title={Castrating parasites and colonial hosts.},
  author={H Hartikainen and Beth Okamura},
  volume={139 4},
Trajectories of life-history traits such as growth and reproduction generally level off with age and increasing size. However, colonial animals may exhibit indefinite, exponential growth via modular iteration thus providing a long-lived host source for parasite exploitation. In addition, modular iteration entails a lack of germ line sequestration… CONTINUE READING