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Escaping Parasites and Pathogens

New Mathematical Model Explains How Hosts Survive Parasite Attacks

The lead author of a new study in Nature explains how multiple traits in host-parasite interactions give the host a unique evolutionary advantage that helps it survive. Dr. Tucker Gilman is a post-doctoral fellow at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS). The study appears in the March 4 online edition of Nature. For more information, read the NIMBioS Featured Science story. (1 min 08 sec) March 4, 2012

Citation: Gilman RT, Nuismer SL, Dwueng D-C. 2012. Coevolution in multidimensional trait space favors escape from parasites and pathogens. Nature. [Online].

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