Virulence‐driven trade‐offs in disease transmission: A meta‐analysis *

@article{Acevedo2019VirulencedrivenTI,
  title={Virulence‐driven trade‐offs in disease transmission: A meta‐analysis *},
  author={Miguel A. Acevedo and Forrest P. Dillemuth and Andrew J. Flick and Matthew J Faldyn and Bret D. Elderd},
  journal={Evolution},
  year={2019},
  volume={73}
}
The virulence–transmission trade‐off hypothesis proposed more than 30 years ago is the cornerstone in the study of host–parasite co‐evolution. This hypothesis rests on the premise that virulence is an unavoidable and increasing cost because the parasite uses host resources to replicate. This cost associated with replication ultimately results in a deceleration in transmission rate because increasing within‐host replication increases host mortality. Empirical tests of predictions of the… 

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