Bacteria World exhibition at the Oxford University Natural History Museum

In Our Time with Melvyn Bragg on the topic of ‘parasites’ (

BBC documentary, ‘Dr. Michael Mosley versus the Superbugs’ (

New Scientist magazine ‘Dangerous liasons: animals tangled love lives’

Media and press releases on our published science

Betts et al. 2018. High parasite diversity accelerates host adaptation and diversification. Science 360, 907-911

‘World of parasites’ (


Rafaluk-Mohr et al. 2018. Mutual fitness benefits arise during coevolution in a nematode-defensive microbe model. Evolution Letters 2, 246-256.

‘Could we work together with our bacteria to stop infection?’ (

“Oxford team’s breakthrough could help fight ‘superbug’ crisis”, Oxford Daily Mail.


Ashby and King. 2017. Friendly foes: the evolution of host protection by a parasite. Evolution Letters 1, 211-221.

‘Parasites inside your body could be protecting you from disease’. The Conversation.


Ford et al. 2016. Microbe-mediated host defence drives the evolution of reduced pathogen virulence. Nature Communications 7, 13430
‘An extended chat about good bacteria.’ Shed Science.


King et al. 2016. 2016. Rapid evolution of microbe-mediated protection against pathogens in a worm host. ISME Journal 10, 1915-1924.
“Microbes can evolve from foe to friend – and do it fast”, National Geographic.
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King & Lively. 2012. Can genetic diversity limit disease spread in host populations? Heredity 109, 199-203.

Heredity podcast on article (


King et al. 2009. The geographic mosaic of sex and the Red Queen. Current Biology 19, 1438-1441.
“Sex defends against parasites”, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. (


‘Why have sex? To fend off parasites’. US National Science Foundation.

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