Generating super-shedders: co-infection increases bacterial load and egg production of a gastrointestinal helminth

@inproceedings{Lass2013GeneratingSC,
  title={Generating super-shedders: co-infection increases bacterial load and egg production of a gastrointestinal helminth},
  author={Sandra Lass and Peter J. Hudson and Juilee Thakar and Jasmina Saric and Eric T. Harvill and R{\'e}ka Albert and Sarah Elizabeth Perkins},
  booktitle={Journal of the Royal Society, Interface},
  year={2013}
}
Co-infection by multiple parasites is common within individuals. Interactions between co-infecting parasites include resource competition, direct competition and immune-mediated interactions and each are likely to alter the dynamics of single parasites. We posit that co-infection is a driver of variation in parasite establishment and growth, ultimately altering the production of parasite transmission stages. To test this hypothesis, three different treatment groups of laboratory mice were… CONTINUE READING
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