Dynamic and Genetic Consequences of Variation in Horizontal Transmission for a Microparasitic Infection.

@article{SchmidHempel1999DynamicAG,
  title={Dynamic and Genetic Consequences of Variation in Horizontal Transmission for a Microparasitic Infection.},
  author={Paul Schmid-Hempel and Katina Puhr and Nadja Kr{\"u}ger and Christine Reber and Regula Schmid-Hempel},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={1999},
  volume={53 2},
  pages={426-434}
}
Transmission to a new host is a critical step in the life cycle of a parasite. Variation in the characteristics of the transmission process, for example, due to host demography, is assumed to select for different variants of the parasite. We have experimentally tested how variation in the time to transmission (early or late after infection) and exposure to adverse conditions outside the host (immediate or delayed contact with new host) interact to determine the success of the infection in the… CONTINUE READING