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Figure 5.3. Local adaptation of G. intestinalis in D. magna .

Figure 5.3Local adaptation of G. intestinalis in D. magna

Strains of the microsporidium G. intestinalis from three different D. magna populations show the highest rates of spore production when infecting hosts from the their own native population (blue columns). The same strains in combination with hosts from four other populations (gray columns) produce much fewer transmission stages. Note the log10 scale for spore counts. Populations Host 1, Host 2, and Host 3 are from southern England, population Host 4 from southern Germany. For more information, see Ebert (1994b).

From: Chapter 5, The Effects of Daphnia Parasites on Host Fitness

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Ecology, Epidemiology, and Evolution of Parasitism in Daphnia [Internet].
Ebert D.
Copyright © 2005, Dieter Ebert.

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