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Dissertation

Pacific oyster holobiont in the changing environment : a microbial perspective

Animal's fitness does not depend only on its own traits, as almost every aspect of animal's biology is profoundly affected by its associated microbiota. Among other, the microbiota play an important role in health and disease: they protect their host against infections as well as act as opportunistic...
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Host-parasite co-evolution and co-infection of invasive parasitic Mytilicola...

Parasites are ubiquitous in nature and the strong natural selection pressures they impose on their hosts are predicted to elicit rapid evolutionary adaptive responses of hosts towards their parasites, leading to antagonistic host–parasite co-evolution. While most of what we know about these processes...