Phages and the Red Queen

1 August 2014|

Alex Betts and EEC colleagues have published an article in PNAS, investigating patterns of coevolution of the pathogenic bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa with various phages. See also here, and here. Betts, A., O. Kaltz, and M.

Russian colleagues revisiting EEC

1 August 2014|

EEC is currently hosting again Alexey Potekhin and Irina Nekrasova, for a collaboration with Oliver Kaltz. Alexey and Irina are professors at the Dept. of Microbiology at St Petersburg State University. During their stay, they will

Vertically transmitted symbiont reduces host fitness along temperature gradient

13 March 2014|

Oliver Kaltz contributed to a paper by Eike Dusi and colleagues, investigating the impact of an exclusively vertically transmitted parasite on temperature reaction norms of the freshwater protozoan Paramecium tetraurelia. Dusi, E., S. Krenek, M. Schrallhammer,

Modelling host-parasite dynamics within a Bayesian framework

13 March 2014|

Oliver Kaltz and colleagues from Cambridge published an article in PloS ONE, fitting a model to experimental data of parasite epidemics in the Paramecium-Holospora system. Lunn, D., R. J. Goudie, C. Wei, O. Kaltz, and