Press

Bacteria World exhibition at the Oxford University Natural History Museum
(https://soundcloud.com/morethanadodo/can-we-evolve-bacteria-to)

In Our Time with Melvyn Bragg on the topic of ‘parasites’ (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08bb9cy)

BBC documentary, ‘Dr. Michael Mosley versus the Superbugs’ (https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08qkz77)

New Scientist magazine ‘Dangerous liasons: animals tangled love lives’
(https://www.newscientist.com/gallery/dangerous-liaisons/)

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’ (http://www.ox.ac.uk/news/science-blog/world-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?’ (https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-05/uoo-cww052518.php)

“Oxford team’s breakthrough could help fight ‘superbug’ crisis”, Oxford Daily Mail.
(https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/16268189.oxford-teams-breakthrough-could-help-fight-superbug-crisis/)

 

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.
(https://theconversation.com/parasites-inside-your-body-could-be-protecting-you-from-disease-83068)

 

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. https://www.invidiou.sh/watch?v=JUdhCIXTyQw&nojs=1&iv_load_policy=1

 

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.
(http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2016/03/28/microbes-can-quickly-evolve-to-protect-    hosts-from-disease/)

 

King & Lively. 2012. Can genetic diversity limit disease spread in host populations? Heredity 109, 199-203.

Heredity podcast on article (http://www.nature.com/hdy/podcast/index.html)

 

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. (http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/sex-defends-against-parasites-study-suggests-1.831207)

 

‘Why have sex? To fend off parasites’. US National Science Foundation.
(http://www.livescience.com/5773-sex-fend-parasites.html)

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