The effect of aggregative overwintering on an insect sexually transmitted parasite system.

@article{Webberley2002TheEO,
  title={The effect of aggregative overwintering on an insect sexually transmitted parasite system.},
  author={K Mary Webberley and Gregory D D Hurst},
  journal={The Journal of parasitology},
  year={2002},
  volume={88 4},
  pages={707-12}
}
In contrast to the extensively studied sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) of humans, little is known of the ecology or evolutionary biology of sexually transmitted parasites in natural systems. This study of a sexually transmitted parasite on an insect host augments our understanding of both the parasite's population dynamics and virulence effects. The impact of overwintering was assessed on the prevalence of the parasitic mite Coccipolipus hippodamiae on the two-spot ladybird, Adalia… CONTINUE READING
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