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Figure 3

From: Effects of shortened host life span on the evolution of parasite life history and virulence in a microbial host-parasite system

Figure 3

Reproductive and infectious parasite loads over the course of 13 days after inoculation. Reproductive loads (left axis) represent the number of reproductive forms per infected individual; infectious loads (right axis) were estimated from the size (length × width) of nuclei carrying infectious forms. Means for parasites from early- and late-killing treatments were calculated by averaging over individuals within assay tubes, then over assay tubes and selection lines. Error bars represent standard error.

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