The cause of parasitic infection in natural populations of Daphnia (Crustacea: Cladocera): the role of host genetics.

@article{Little2000TheCO,
  title={The cause of parasitic infection in natural populations of Daphnia (Crustacea: Cladocera): the role of host genetics.},
  author={Tom J. Little and Dieter Ebert},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2000},
  volume={267 1457},
  pages={2037-42}
}
Disease patterns in nature may be determined by genetic variation for resistance or by factors, genetic or environmental, which influence the host-parasite encounter rate. Elucidating the cause of natural infection patterns has been a major pursuit of parasitologists, but it also matters for evolutionary biologists because host resistance genes must influence the expression of disease if parasite-mediated selection is to occur. We used a model system in order to disentangle the strict genetic… CONTINUE READING

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