Multiple infections: relatedness and time between infections affect the establishment and growth of the cestode Schistocephalus solidus in its stickleback host.

@article{Jger2006MultipleIR,
  title={Multiple infections: relatedness and time between infections affect the establishment and growth of the cestode Schistocephalus solidus in its stickleback host.},
  author={Ilonka J{\"a}ger and Solveig Schj{\o}rring},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={2006},
  volume={60 3},
  pages={
          616-22
        }
}
We studied experimental double infections of the cestode Schistocephalus solidus in its stickleback host. In particular, we were interested in how two important components of the cestode's transmission success-establishment and growth within the fish host-were affected by the relatedness of the two parasites in a double exposure and by the timing of the two exposures, that is, whether they occurred simultaneously or sequentially. We found that male sticklebacks more often became infected… CONTINUE READING
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