Nabity et al. experimentally manipulate the resource demand in a plant parasite to show evidence for intraspecific competition. Location within a host determines both the strength of competition and virulence. Here, co-infections attenuate virulence to maintain access to host resources in a stressful environment.
- Phoradendron californicum
- Prosopis velutina
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- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
- Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)