Université de Neuchâtel

Cost of co-infection controlled by infectious dose combinations and food availability

Fellous, Simon ; Koella, Jacob C

In: Oecologia, 2010, vol. 162, no. 4, p. 935-940

To what extent the combined effect of several parasite species co-infecting the same host (i.e. polyparasitism) affects the host’s fitness is a crucial question of ecological parasitology. We investigated whether the ecological setting can influence the co- infection’s outcome with the mosquito Aedes aegypti and two parasites: the microsporidium Vavraia culicis and the gregarine...