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    Zebra seasonal immune system trade-offs

    Gastrointestinal parasite infections flourish in zebras during the rainy months, eliciting an immune response that can suppress the ability to ward off other types of infection, like anthrax, that require different immune reactions.

    BMC Ecology 2014, 14:27
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    Nutrient deficiency enhances parasite impact

    Phosphorus-limited diets affect the parasite:host ratio in populations of the water flea Daphnia magna infected with a microsporidian gut parasite, indicating that a poor diet reinforces the negative effects of parasitism.

    BMC Ecology 2014, 14:29
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    Biodiversity of freshwater algae from Hawaii

    A comprehensive survey from 2009-2014 of freshwater algae from the Hawaiian islands catalogues the biogeographic distribution of various algal taxa from diverse sources, providing a database for tropical, non-marine algae.

    BMC Ecology 2014, 14:28
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    BMC Ecology image competition 2014

    We announce the winners of the 2014 BMC Ecology image competition.

    BMC Ecology 2014, 14:24
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    Herbivore responses to a toxic diet

    Woodrat populations that have evolutionary experience of ingesting creosote toxins display similar biotransformation strategies compared to naïve populations, revealing key genes that are upregulated in response to a toxic diet.

    BMC Ecology 2014, 14:23
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