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Ecological immunology: costly parasite defences and trade-offs in evolutionary ecology

Trends in Ecology & Evolution

Aug 1, 1996

Ben C. Sheldon, Simon Verhulst

PMID: 21237861

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In the face of continuous threats from parasites, hosts have evolved an elaborate series of preventative and controlling measures - the immune system - in order to reduce the fitness costs of parasitism. However, these measures do have associated costs. Viewing an individual's immune re...read more

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Ecological immunology: costly parasite defences and trade-offs in evolutionary ecology

Trends in Ecology & Evolution

Aug 1, 1996

Ben C. Sheldon, Simon Verhulst

PMID: 21237861

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Abstract

In the face of continuous threats from parasites, hosts have evolved an elaborate series of preventative and controlling measures - the immune system - in order to reduce the fitness costs of parasitism. However, these measures do have associated costs. Viewing an individual's immune re...read more

Mentioned in this Paper

Immune System
Parasites
Immune Response
Entire Immune System
943
1
Paper Details
References
  • References20
  • Citations758
12
  • References20
  • Citations758
12345...

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