Sexual Inequalities in Helminth Infections: A Cost of Being a Male?

  title={Sexual Inequalities in Helminth Infections: A Cost of Being a Male?},
  author={Robert Poulin},
  journal={The American Naturalist},
  pages={287 - 295}
  • R. Poulin
  • Published 1 February 1996
  • Biology
  • The American Naturalist
Parasitism and its evolutionary relationship with host sex have received considerable attention in recent years. The role of parasites in maintaining host sexual reproduction (Hamilton 1980; Lively 1987; Ladle 1992) and in driving host sexual selection (Hamilton and Zuk 1982; Clayton 1991) has been explored theoretically and assessed empirically. One potential link between parasitism and host sex, however, has yet to be examined carefully. There are intrinsic biological differences between host… 
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