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Physiological, but not fitness, effects of two interacting haemoparasitic infections in a wild rodent (2018)
Journal Article
Taylor, C. H., Wanelik, K. M., Friberg, I. M., Lowe, A., Hall, A. J., Ralli, C., …Bradley, J. E. (2018). Physiological, but not fitness, effects of two interacting haemoparasitic infections in a wild rodent. International Journal for Parasitology, 48(6), doi:10.1016/j.ijpara.2017.11.006. ISSN 0020-7519

In contrast to the conditions in most laboratory studies, wild animals are routinely challenged by multiple infections at once, and these infections can interact in complex ways. This means that the impact of a parasite on its host’s physiology and f... Read More

An immunological marker of tolerance to infection in wild rodents (2014)
Journal Article
Jackson, J. A., Hall, A. J., Friberg, I. M., Ralli, C., Lowe, A., Zawadzka, M., …Begon, M. (2014). An immunological marker of tolerance to infection in wild rodents. PLoS Biology, 12(7), doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001901. ISSN 1544-9173

Hosts are likely to respond to parasitic infections by a combination of resistance (expulsion of pathogens) and tolerance (active mitigation of pathology). Of these strategies, the basis of tolerance in animal hosts is relatively poorly understood, w... Read More