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Fig. 1 | Parasites & Vectors

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From: Path analyses of cross-sectional and longitudinal data suggest that variability in natural communities of blood-associated parasites is derived from host characteristics and not interspecific interactions

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The best path analysis model for predicting the community composition of parasites as determined by the cross-sectional dataset (model 12 in Additional file 1: Table S1). Arrows represent direct and indirect influences. Numbers on the arrows are standardized path coefficients, representing the relative strength of the given effect (β/SE), which is also reflected by the arrow width. a–d illustrate the directions of the most influential (|β/SE| > 1) direct effects. The dashed arrow represents a relationship that is included in the second best model in addition to the relationships included in model 12 (model 14 in Additional file 1: Table S1)

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