Does your mother matter?
Our newly published work in Experimental Parasitology lead by Dr. Will Stutz and team provides a reistance-tolerance framework that compares individual versus family level host traits in California newts. Resistance-tolerance framework has been well developed in the plant system but has recently crossed over to animal-parasite interactions. We experimentally exposed newts to Ribeiroia ondatrae which reduced growth and survial of the newts, however, we found no evidence for transmissable, among family variation in any of our tested metrics. Thus, does your mother matter..... you will have to download to find out!