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Parasite loads are higher in the tropics temperate to tropical variation in a single host-parasite system

Ecography: 4, 538-544

Parasite loads are higher in the tropics temperate to tropical variation in a single host-parasite system

Parasites are important selective forces upon the evolutionary ecology of their hosts. At least one hypothesis suggests that high species diversity in the tropics is associated with higher parasite abundance in tropical climates. Few studies, however, have directly assessed whether parasite abundance is higher in the tropics.

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Accession: 032715213

DOI: 10.1111/j.0906-7590.2008.05414.x

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