Richness and Composition of Niche-Assembled Viral Pathogen Communities

Abstract

The pathogen and parasite community that inhabits every free-living organism can control host vital rates including lifespan and reproductive output. To date, however, there have been few experiments examining pathogen community assembly replicated at large-enough spatial scales to inform our understanding of pathogen dynamics in natural systems. Pathogen… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0055675

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