Monday, June 12, 2017

BacterioFiles 297 - Defenders Develop Disease Decrease

C. elegans roundworm
By Bob Goldstein, CC BY-SA 3.0
This episode: Beneficial microbes defend roundworms against a pathogen and pressure it to evolve to cause less disease!

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Show notes:
News item

Journal Paper:
Ford SA, Kao D, Williams D, King KC. 2016. Microbe-mediated host defence drives the evolution of reduced pathogen virulence. Nat Commun 7:13430.

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