Influence of urbanisation on the gut microbiota of avian hosts and implications for host fitness Universiteit Antwerpen
Influence of urbanisation on the gut microbiota of avian hosts and implications for host fitness Universiteit Gent
Limited by the host: Host age hampers establishment of holoparasite Cuscuta epithymum KU Leuven Universiteit Gent
Host costs and benefits of endemism of infection with host-adapted Salmonella Typhimurium Universiteit Gent
Getting under the birds' skin: tissue tropism of Borrelia burgdorferi s.l. in naturally and experimentally infected avian hosts Universiteit Hasselt Universiteit Antwerpen
Experimental study of micro-habitat selection by ixodid ticks feeding on avian hosts Instituut voor Tropische Geneeskunde Universiteit Antwerpen Universiteit Hasselt
Mechanisms of on-host habitat selection of parasites are important to the understanding of host-parasite interactions and evolution. To this end, it is important to separate the factors driving parasite micro habitat selection from those resulting from host anti-parasite behaviour. We experimentally investigated whether tick infestation patterns on songbirds are the result of an active choice by the ticks themselves, or the outcome of ...
Begging and cowbirds: brood parasites make hosts scream louder Universiteit Antwerpen
Fitness effects of blaCTX-M-15-harbouring F2:A1:B− plasmids on their native Escherichia coli ST131 H30Rx hosts Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Objectives: To investigate the fitness effects of large blaCTX-M-15-harbouring F2:A1:B− plasmids on their native Escherichia coli ST131 H30Rx hosts. Methods: We selected five E. coli ST131 H30Rx isolates of diverse origin, each carrying an F2:A1:B− plasmid with the blaCTX-M-15 gene. The plasmid was eliminated from each isolate by displacement using an incompatible curing plasmid, pMDP5_cureEC958. WGS was performed to obtain complete ...