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Fitness effects and transmission routes of a microsporidian parasite infecting Drosophila and its parasitoids

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A microsporidian infection was discovered in laboratory cultures of Drosophila species. Ultrastructural examination suggested it belonged to the poorly characterized species Tubulinosema kingi, and morphological and sequence data are presented. We explored how T. kingi affected the fitness of Drosophila melanogaster and D. subobscura, as well as the fitness of 2 of their parasitoids, Asobara tabida and Pachycrepoideus vindemiae. In Drosophila, infections caused changes in most of the traits w...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1017/S0031182005009339

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Institution:
Imperial College London
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NERC Centre for Population Biology,Division of Biology
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Imperial College London
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NERC Centre for Population Biology,Division of Biology
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Institution:
Imperial College London
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NERC Centre for Population Biology,Division of Biology
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Institution:
Universitat Regensburg
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Klinik und Poliklinik fur Innere Medizin I
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Imperial College London
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NERC Centre for Population Biology,Division of Biology
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Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
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Parasitology Journal website
Volume:
132
Issue:
4
Pages:
479–492
Publication date:
2006-01-01
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1469-8161
ISSN:
0031-1820
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uuid:1d2467f5-a979-47c9-a58b-b30e8f5b84c1
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ora:2277

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