Environmental Conditions Determine the Course and Outcome of Phytoplankton Chytridiomycosis

Abstract

Chytrid fungi are highly potent parasites of phytoplankton. They are thought to force phytoplankton organisms into an evolutionary arms race with high population diversity as the outcome. The underlying selection regime is known as Red Queen dynamics. However, our study suggests a more complex picture for chytrid parasitism in the cyanobacterium… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0145559

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