The ecology of genetically diverse infections

Andrew F. Read, Louise H. Taylor

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Abstract

Microparasite infections often consist of genetically distinct clonal lineages. Ecological interactions between these lineages within hosts can influence disease severity, epidemiology, and evolution. Many medical and veterinary interventions have an impact on genetic diversity within infections, but there is little understanding of the long-term consequences of such interventions for public and animal health. Indeed, much of the theory in this area is based on assumptions contradicted by the available data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1099-1102
Number of pages4
JournalScience
Volume292
Issue number5519
DOIs
StatePublished - May 11 2001

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