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Data from: Evidence for carry-over effects of predator exposure on pathogen transmission potential

Olivier Roux, Amelie Vantaux, Benjamin Roche, Koudraogo B. Yameogo, Kounbobr R. Dabiré, Abdoulaye Diabaté, Frederic Simard & Thierry Lefevre
Accumulating evidence indicates that species interactions such as competition and predation can indirectly alter interactions with other community members, including parasites. For example, presence of predators can induce behavioral defenses in the prey, resulting in a change in susceptibility to parasites. Such predator-induced phenotypic changes may be especially pervasive in prey with discrete larval and adult stages for which exposure to predators during larval development can have strong carry-over effects on adult phenotypes. To our...

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...

Registration Year

  • 2015

Resource Types

  • Dataset


  • Maladies Infectieuses et Vecteurs : Ecologie, Génétique, Evolution et Contrôle
  • French National Centre for Scientific Research
  • Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Santé