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Within-host interference competition can prevent invasion of rare parasites

Overview of attention for article published in Parasitology, May 2017
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Title
Within-host interference competition can prevent invasion of rare parasites
Published in
Parasitology, May 2017
DOI 10.1017/s003118201700052x
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Authors

Benjamin J. Z. Quigley, Sam P. Brown, Helen C. Leggett, Pauline D. Scanlan, Angus Buckling

Abstract

Competition between parasite species or genotypes can play an important role in the establishment of parasites in new host populations. Here, we investigate a mechanism by which a rare parasite is unable to establish itself in a host population if a common resident parasite is already present (a 'priority effect'). We develop a simple epidemiological model and show that a rare parasite genotype is unable to invade if coinfecting parasite genotypes inhibit each other's transmission more than expected from simple resource partitioning. This is because a rare parasite is more likely to be in multiply-infected hosts than the common genotype, and hence more likely to pay the cost of reduced transmission. Experiments competing interfering clones of bacteriophage infecting a bacterium support the model prediction that the clones are unable to invade each other from rare. We briefly discuss the implications of these results for host-parasite ecology and (co)evolution.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 4%
Poland 1 4%
Unknown 25 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 6 22%
Researcher 5 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 11%
Professor > Associate Professor 3 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 7%
Other 6 22%
Unknown 2 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 18 67%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 15%
Unspecified 1 4%
Unknown 4 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 20 June 2017.
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#3,034,312
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#318
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Outputs of similar age
#86,794
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Outputs of similar age from Parasitology
#7
of 47 outputs
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