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Data from: Host nutrition alters the variance in parasite transmission potential

Pedro F. Vale, Marc Choisy & Tom J. Little
The environmental conditions experienced by hosts are known to affect their mean parasite transmission potential. How different conditions may affect the variance of transmission potential has received less attention but is an important question for disease management, especially if specific ecological contexts are more likely to foster a few extremely infectious hosts. Using the obligate-killing bacterium Pasteuria ramosa and its crustacean host Daphnia magna, we analysed how host nutrition affected the variance of individual parasite...

Data from: Evidence that hepatitis C virus genome partly controls infection outcome

Matthew Hartfield, Rowena Bull, Peter A. White, Andrew Lloyd, Fabio Luciani & Samuel Alizon
Infection by hepatitis C virus (HCV) leads to one of two outcomes; either the infection resolves within approximately 6 months or the virus can persist indefinitely. Host genetics are known to affect the likelihood of clearance or persistence. By contrast, the importance of the virus genotype in determining infection outcome is unknown, as quantifying this effect traditionally requires well-characterized transmission networks, which are rare. Extending phylogenetic approaches previously developed to estimate the virus control over...

Registration Year

  • 2013

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  • Maladies Infectieuses et Vecteurs : Ecologie, Génétique, Evolution et Contrôle
  • University of Edinburgh
  • French National Centre for Scientific Research
  • UNSW Sydney