Little Else But Parasites

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Science  14 Mar 2003:
Vol. 299, Issue 5613, pp. 1680-1681
DOI: 10.1126/science.1083033

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It is well accepted that infectious diseases are a driving force in the coevolution of parasites and their hosts. In a Perspective, Brown discusses an elegant study that examines the coevolution of virulence in rust fungus and resistance to this parasite in the wild flax plant (Thrall and Burdon).