Chronic parasitic infection alters reproductive output in deer mice

Abstract

Parasitized animals may alter their life histories to minimize the costs of parasitism. Organisms are predicted to decrease investment in current reproduction when parasitism has the greatest impact on current reproductive ability. In contrast, if parasitism decreases residual reproductive value, hosts should increase current reproductive investment… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00265-008-0563-y

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