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Caption: This shows a Daphnia dentifera individual that is in the early stages of infection by the virulent yeast parasite Metschnikowia. The green line shows the gut of the Daphnia, which is filled with green algae.This image relates to a paper that appeared in the March 30, 2012, issue of Science, published by AAAS. The paper, by M.A. Duffy at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA, and colleagues was titled, "Ecological Context Influences Epidemic Size and Parasite-Driven Evolution."
Credit: Image courtesy of Meghan Duffy
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