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Evolution of Virulence in Nematode Parasites of Fig Wasps

Fig Wasp and Nematode Interaction: This 1993 David Herre paper discusses how increased opportunities for parasite transmission will promote the evolution of increased virulence. This is in contrast to the usual assumption that parasites and other disease-producing organisms tend to evolve benign relationships with their hosts. The model system used to demonstrate this point is

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