Host nutritional status mediates degree of parasitoid virulence

@article{Maure2016HostNS,
  title={Host nutritional status mediates degree of parasitoid virulence},
  author={F. Maure and F. Thomas and J. Doyon and J. Brodeur},
  journal={Oikos},
  year={2016},
  volume={125},
  pages={1314-1323}
}
Parasitic organisms rely on the resources of their hosts to obtain nutrients essential for growth and reproduction. Insect parasitoids constitute an extreme condition since they develop in a single host from which they typically consume all available resources. As a result, the host is killed following parasitism. However, a few intriguing cases of host survival have been reported wherein hosts resume foraging and may even reproduce following parasitoid emergence. Yet, the ultimate and… Expand

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