Virulence in clonal plants: conflicting selection pressures at work?

The evolution of pathogen virulence has received considerable attention during the last decades (Van Baalen and Sabelis 1995; Frank 1996; Day and Proulx 2004). In this note we will discuss two major theories of virulence evolution in the context of clonal plant— pathogen interactions and argue that they can lead to contradictory predictions when applied to… (More)