Negative associations between parasite avoidance, resistance and tolerance predict host health in salmonid fish populations

Ines Klemme, Pekka Hyvärinen & Anssi Karvonen
Genetic variation in defence against parasite infections is fundamental for host-parasite evolution. The overall level of defence of a host individual or population includes mechanisms that reduce parasite exposure (avoidance), establishment (resistance) or pathogenicity (tolerance). However, how these traits operate and evolve in concert is not well understood. Here, we investigated genetic variation in and associations between avoidance, resistance and tolerance in a natural host-parasite system. Replicated populations of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) and sea...
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