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"Costs of resistance and costs of infections on the fitness of the mosquito Aedes aegypti infected with the filarial nematode Brugia malayi"

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The spread of genes that confer insect’s resistance to parasites depends on the fitness costs it may impose. In the presence of the parasite, it is likely that the resistant individuals will be favoured over susceptible ones. But in the absence of the parasite a resistant genotype will only be favoured if having a mounted immune system is not very costly. We used the mosquito Aedes aegypti and the filarial nematode Brugia malayi as a model system to investigate costs of resistance and costs of infection.

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