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- Ebert, Dieter, et al. Show all 2 Author
- BMC ecology 2019 v.19 no.1 pp. 14
- Daphnia magna; castration; chronic diseases; eggs; environmental factors; fecundity; females; host-parasite relationships; hosts; laboratory experimentation; parasites; plankton; progeny; risk; virulence
- ... BACKGROUND: Understanding the impact of disease in natural populations requires an understanding of infection risk and the damage that parasites cause to their hosts (= virulence). However, because these disease traits are often studied and quantified under controlled laboratory conditions and with reference to healthy control hosts, we have little knowledge about how they play out in natural cond ...