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Titolo:
Evolution of gametocyte sex ratios in malaria and related apicomplexan (protozoan) parasites
Autore:
West, SA; Reece, SE; Read, AF;
Indirizzi:
Univ Edinburgh, Inst Cell Anim & Populat Biol, Edinburgh EH9 3JT, Midlothian, Scotland Univ Edinburgh Edinburgh Midlothian Scotland EH9 3JT Midlothian, Scotland
Titolo Testata:
TRENDS IN PARASITOLOGY
fascicolo: 11, volume: 17, anno: 2001,
pagine: 525 - 531
SICI:
1471-4922(200111)17:11<525:EOGSRI>2.0.ZU;2-A
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
LOCAL MATE COMPETITION; PLASMODIUM-FALCIPARUM GAMETOCYTES; MIXED-GENOTYPE INFECTIONS; POPULATION-STRUCTURE; ANOPHELES-GAMBIAE; MATING PATTERNS; COMMITMENT; ALLOCATION; TOXOPLASMA; VIRGINITY;
Tipo documento:
Review
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
64
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: West, SA Univ Edinburgh, Inst Cell Anim & Populat Biol, W Mains Rd, Edinburgh EH9 3JT, Midlothian, Scotland Univ Edinburgh W Mains Rd Edinburgh Midlothian Scotland EH9 3JT d
Citazione:
S.A. West et al., "Evolution of gametocyte sex ratios in malaria and related apicomplexan (protozoan) parasites", TRENDS PARA, 17(11), 2001, pp. 525-531

Abstract

'Survival of the fittest' is usually interpreted to mean that natural selection favours genes that maximize their transmission to the next generation. Here, we discuss recent applications of this principle to the study of gametocyte sex ratios in malaria and other apicomplexan parasites. Sex ratiosmatter because they are an important determinant of fitness and transmission success - and hence of disease epidemiology and evolution. Moreover, inbreeding rates can be estimated from gametocyte sex ratios. The sex ratio isalso an excellent model trait for testing the validity of important components of what is being marketed as 'Darwinian medicine'.

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