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Data from: Distinguishing causes of virulence evolution: reply to Alizon & Michalakis

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Smith, Jeff (2011), Data from: Distinguishing causes of virulence evolution: reply to Alizon & Michalakis, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.293mk

Abstract

In a recent study of the symbiosis between bacteria and plasmids, the available evidence suggests that experimental evolution of plasmid virulence was primarily driven by within-host competition caused by superinfection. The data do not exclude the possibility, however, that a trade-off between virulence and infectious transmission to uninfected bacteria also played a minor role.

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