Evolution: Parasite pressure favors fortress-like defence

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Abstract

Summary Why are some defence mechanisms expressed constitutively, while others are induced only upon exposure? Experimental evolution in a bacteria-phage system provides empirical support for the prediction that high frequency of exposure to parasites selects for constitutive defence despite associated costs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number11850
Pages (from-to)R335-R337
JournalCurrent Biology
Volume25
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 20 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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