The Coevolution of Virulence: Tolerance in Perspective

  title={The Coevolution of Virulence: Tolerance in Perspective},
  author={Tom J. Little and David M. Shuker and Nick Colegrave and Troy Day and Andrea L. Graham},
  booktitle={PLoS pathogens},
Coevolutionary interactions, such as those between host and parasite, predator and prey, or plant and pollinator, evolve subject to the genes of both interactors. It is clear, for example, that the evolution of pollination strategies can only be understood with knowledge of both the pollinator and the pollinated. Studies of the evolution of virulence, the reduction in host fitness due to infection, have nonetheless tended to focus on parasite evolution. Host-centric approaches have also been… CONTINUE READING
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