Context-dependent symbioses and their potential roles in wildlife diseases.

  title={Context-dependent symbioses and their potential roles in wildlife diseases.},
  author={Joshua H. Daskin and Ross A. Alford},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  volume={279 1733},
It is well known in ecology, evolution and medicine that both the nature (commensal, parasitic and mutualistic) and outcome (symbiont fitness, survival) of symbiotic interactions are often context-dependent. Less is known about the importance of context-dependence in symbioses involved in wildlife disease. We review variable symbioses, and use the amphibian disease chytridiomycosis to demonstrate how understanding context-dependence can improve the understanding and management of wildlife… CONTINUE READING

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