Data from: Plasmodium infection brings forward mosquito oviposition

Julien Vézilier, Antoine Nicot, Sylvain Gandon, Ana Rivero & J. Vezilier
Invertebrate hosts often bring forward their reproductive effort in response to a parasitic infection. This is widely interpreted as a host-driven response aimed at compensating for the expected losses in future fitness as a result of parasitism. Here we report that mosquitoes bring forward their oviposition schedule when they are infected with Plasmodium, a parasite known to severely curtail mosquito fecundity. This response could aim at compensating for a negative time-dependent effect of the parasite...
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