Test of synergistic interaction between infection and inbreeding in Daphnia magna.

  title={Test of synergistic interaction between infection and inbreeding in Daphnia magna.},
  author={Christoph R Haag and Olga Sakwińska and Dieter Ebert},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  volume={57 4},
It has been proposed that parasitic infections increase selection against inbred genotypes. We tested this hypothesis experimentally using pairs of selfed and outcrossed sibling lines of the freshwater crustacean Daphnia magna, which can be maintained clonally. We studied the performance of selfed relative to outcrossed sibling clones during repeated pairwise clonal competition in the presence and absence of two species of microsporidian parasites. In 13 of the 14 pairs, the selfed clones did… CONTINUE READING
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