Host sex and local adaptation by parasites in a snail-trematode interaction.

@article{Lively2004HostSA,
  title={Host sex and local adaptation by parasites in a snail-trematode interaction.},
  author={Curtis M. Lively and Mark F. Dybdahl and Jukka Jokela and Erik E Osnas and Lynda F. Delph},
  journal={The American naturalist},
  year={2004},
  volume={164 Suppl 5},
  pages={
          S6-18
        }
}
One of the leading theories for the evolutionary stability of sex in eukaryotes relies on parasite-mediated selection against locally common host genotypes (the Red Queen hypothesis). As such, parasites would be expected to be better at infecting sympatric host populations than allopatric host populations. Here we examined all published and unpublished infection experiments on a snail-trematode system (Potamopyrgus antipodarum and Microphallus sp., respectively). A meta-analysis demonstrated… CONTINUE READING
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