Successfully resisting a pathogen is rarely costly in Daphnia magna

  title={Successfully resisting a pathogen is rarely costly in Daphnia magna},
  author={Pierrick Labb{\'e} and Pedro F Vale and Tom J. Little},
  booktitle={BMC Evolutionary Biology},
A central hypothesis in the evolutionary ecology of parasitism is that trade-offs exist between resistance to parasites and other fitness components such as fecundity, growth, survival, and predator avoidance, or resistance to other parasites. These trade-offs are called costs of resistance. These costs fall into two broad categories: constitutive costs of resistance, which arise from a negative genetic covariance between immunity and other fitness-related traits, and inducible costs of… CONTINUE READING
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