Importance of the life cycle in sympatric host race formation and speciation of pathogens.

@article{Giraud2006ImportanceOT,
  title={Importance of the life cycle in sympatric host race formation and speciation of pathogens.},
  author={Tatiana Giraud and Lorys M. M. A. Villar{\'e}al and Frederic Austerlitz and Micka{\"e}l Le Gac and Claire Lavigne},
  journal={Phytopathology},
  year={2006},
  volume={96 3},
  pages={280-7}
}
ABSTRACT Numerous morphological species of pathogenic fungi have been shown to actually encompass several genetically isolated lineages, often specialized on different hosts and, thus, constituting host races or sibling species. In this article, we explore theoretically the importance of some aspects of the life cycle on the conditions of sympatric divergence of host races, particularly in fungal plant pathogens. Because the life cycles classically modeled by theoreticians of sympatric… CONTINUE READING

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