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Ecology and evolution of protective microbes

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Every host is colonized by a variety of microbes, some of which can protect their hosts from pathogen infection. Harbouring protective microbes (PMs) has evolutionary implications which often result in these microbes being costly for the host. Here I have investigated the evolutionary and ecological conditions under which the interaction between a host and a protective microbe are established. For this I have used populations of Caenorhabditis elegans worm hosts, bacteria possessing protec...

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MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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