Avirulence: an essential feature of the parasitic lifestyle

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The host plays an essential role in parasite transmission. The viability of the host–parasite relationship depends upon development of immune resistance and the induction of disease tolerance. Here I propose that pathogen coevolution of avirulence factors promoting host disease tolerance is an essential feature of the parasitic lifestyle.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1028-1030
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in Parasitology
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2022
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Parasitology
  • Infectious Diseases


  • avirulence
  • disease tolerance


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