Dynamic virulence in a parasitoid wasp: the influence of clutch size and sequential oviposition on egg encapsulation

@article{Kapranas2012DynamicVI,
  title={Dynamic virulence in a parasitoid wasp: the influence of clutch size and sequential oviposition on egg encapsulation},
  author={Apostolos Kapranas and Alejandro Tena and Robert F. Luck},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2012},
  volume={83},
  pages={833-838}
}
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