Host-parasite coevolution: genetic variation in a virus population and the interaction with a host gene.

@article{Wilfert2010HostparasiteCG,
  title={Host-parasite coevolution: genetic variation in a virus population and the interaction with a host gene.},
  author={Lena Wilfert and Francis M. Jiggins},
  journal={Journal of evolutionary biology},
  year={2010},
  volume={23 7},
  pages={1447-55}
}
Host-parasite coevolution is considered to be an important factor in maintaining genetic variation in resistance to pathogens. Drosophila melanogaster is naturally infected by the sigma virus, a vertically transmitted and host-specific pathogen. In fly populations, there is a large amount of genetic variation in the transmission rate from parent to offspring, much of which is caused by major-effect resistance polymorphisms. We have found that there are similarly high levels of genetic variation… CONTINUE READING

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