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Gut physiology mediates a trade-off between adaptation to malnutrition and susceptibility to food-borne pathogens

Ecology Letters

Oct 1, 2015

Roshan Kumar VijendravarmaTadeusz J. Kawecki

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The animal gut plays a central role in tackling two common ecological challenges, nutrient shortage and food-borne parasites, the former by efficient digestion and nutrient absorption, the latter by acting as an immune organ and a barrier. It remains unknown whether these functions can ...read more

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Intestinal Diseases
Parasites
Intestines
Pseudomonas entomophila
Drosophila melanogaster
Extraction
Organ
Digestion
Adaptation
Absorption of Nutrients
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Gut physiology mediates a trade-off between adaptation to malnutrition and susceptibility to food-borne pathogens

Ecology Letters

Oct 1, 2015

Roshan Kumar VijendravarmaTadeusz J. Kawecki

PMID: 26249109

DOI: 10.1111/ele.12490

Abstract

The animal gut plays a central role in tackling two common ecological challenges, nutrient shortage and food-borne parasites, the former by efficient digestion and nutrient absorption, the latter by acting as an immune organ and a barrier. It remains unknown whether these functions can ...read more

Mentioned in this Paper

Intestinal Diseases
Parasites
Intestines
Pseudomonas entomophila
Drosophila melanogaster
29
86

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