Affiliation: Max Planck Institute for Limnology
- How a complex life cycle can improve a parasite's sex lifeG Rauch
Max Planck Institute for Limnology, Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Plon, Germany
J Evol Biol 18:1069-75. 2005..The proposed advantage of increased parasite clone intermixture may be a novel selection pressure favouring the maintenance of complex life cycles...
- One day is enough: rapid and specific host-parasite interactions in a stickleback-trematode systemGisep Rauch
Max Planck Institute for Limnology, Department of Evolutionary Ecology, 24306 Plön, Germany
Biol Lett 2:382-4. 2006..Such interactions require a fast genotype specific defence, suggesting the importance of other defence mechanisms than the too slow, fully mounted adaptive immune system in vertebrates...
- Habitat-specific adaptation of immune responses of stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus) lake and river ecotypesJörn P Scharsack
Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Max Planck Institute for Limnology, August Thienemann Strasse 2, 24306 Plön, Germany
Proc Biol Sci 274:1523-32. 2007..River sticklebacks seem to have reduced their immune-competence potential due to lower parasite diversity in rivers...