Sin Nombre Virus and Rodent Species Diversity: A Test of the Dilution and Amplification Hypotheses

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BACKGROUND Species diversity is proposed to greatly impact the prevalence of pathogens. Two predominant hypotheses, the "Dilution Effect" and the "Amplification Effect", predict divergent outcomes with respect to the impact of species diversity. The Dilution Effect predicts that pathogen prevalence will be negatively correlated with increased species… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0006467

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