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Weakness Can Be an Advantage in Surviving Deadly Parasites, a New Study Shows


March 29, 2012

infected and uninfected Daphnia dentifera When battling an epidemic of a deadly parasite, less resistance can sometimes be better than more. A new study suggests that a lake's ecological characteristics influence how freshwater zooplankton Daphnia dentifera evolved to survive epidemics of a virulent yeast parasite Metschnikowia bicuspidate. Full Story

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