Data from: The evolution of reduced antagonism – a role for host-parasite coevolution

Amanda Kyle Gibson, Kayla S. Stoy, Ian A. Gelarden, McKenna J. Penley, Curtis M. Lively & Levi T. Morran
Why do some host-parasite interactions become less antagonistic over evolutionary time? Vertical transmission can select for reduced antagonism. Vertical transmission also promotes coevolution between hosts and parasites. Therefore, we hypothesized that coevolution itself may underlie transitions to reduced antagonism. To test the coevolution hypothesis, we selected for reduced antagonism between the host Caenorhabditis elegans and its parasite Serratia marcescens. This parasite is horizontally transmitted, which allowed us to study coevolution independently of vertical transmission. After...
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