Infectious disease, shifting climates, and opportunistic predators: cumulative factors potentially impacting wild salmon declines

@inproceedings{Miller2014InfectiousDS,
  title={Infectious disease, shifting climates, and opportunistic predators: cumulative factors potentially impacting wild salmon declines},
  author={Kristina M. Miller and Amy K. Teffer and Strahan Tucker and Shaorong Li and Angela D. Schulze and Marc Trudel and Francis Juanes and Amy Tabata and Karia H. Kaukinen and Norma G. Ginther and Tobi J. Ming and Steven J Cooke and J. Mark Hipfner and David Albert Patterson and Scott G. Hinch},
  booktitle={Evolutionary applications},
  year={2014}
}
Emerging diseases are impacting animals under high-density culture, yet few studies assess their importance to wild populations. Microparasites selected for enhanced virulence in culture settings should be less successful maintaining infectivity in wild populations, as once the host dies, there are limited opportunities to infect new individuals. Instead, moderately virulent microparasites persisting for long periods across multiple environments are of greatest concern. Evolved resistance to… CONTINUE READING
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