Effects of host outcrossing on the interaction between an aquatic snail and its locally adapted parasite

@article{Sandland2009EffectsOH,
  title={Effects of host outcrossing on the interaction between an aquatic snail and its locally adapted parasite},
  author={Gregory J. Sandland and Amy R. Wethington and Alice V. Foster and D. J. Minchella},
  journal={Parasitology Research},
  year={2009},
  volume={105},
  pages={555-561}
}
In this study, we investigated the interaction between host outcrossing and infection in the Biomphalaria glabrata–Schistosoma mansoni system. Snails collected from three susceptible isofemale lines were mated with either siblings or snails recently derived from a field site in Brazil. Resulting inbred and outcrossed progeny were then exposed to S. mansoni larvae and monitored for a 10-week period. Interestingly, all snails exhibited equal susceptibility whether they were the result of… CONTINUE READING

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