This episode: Beneficial microbes defend roundworms against a pathogen and pressure it to evolve to cause less disease!
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Ford SA, Kao D, Williams D, King KC. 2016. Microbe-mediated host defence drives the evolution of reduced pathogen virulence. Nat Commun 7:13430.
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