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Escaping Parasites and Pathogens


March 4, 2012

a parsnip webworm In nature, how do host species survive parasite attacks? This has not been well understood, until now. A new mathematical model shows that when a host and its parasite each have multiple traits governing their interaction, the host has a unique evolutionary advantage that helps it survive. Full Story

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National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS)

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