The chewing lice: world checklist and biological overview.
Genetic Analysis of Lice Supports Direct Contact between Modern and Archaic Humans
It is shown that modern human head lice, Pediculus humanus, are composed of two ancient lineages, whose origin predates modern Homo sapiens by an order of magnitude (ca. 1.18 million years).
The population genetics of host specificity: genetic differentiation in dove lice (Insecta: Phthiraptera)
- K. Johnson, B. Williams, Devin M Drown, R. Adams, D. Clayton
- Biology, Environmental ScienceMolecular Ecology
- 1 January 2002
Examining the genetic structure in the mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase I (COI) gene of two genera of lice occurring on multiple sympatric species of doves in southern North and Central America found that species of Physconelloides exhibited more genetic structure than did species of Columbicola.
The biology, ecology, and evolution of chewing lice
The influence of parasites on host sexual selection.
- D. Clayton
- LawParasitology Today
How Birds Combat Ectoparasites
The evidence - or lack thereof - for many of the purported mechanisms birds have for dealing with ectoparasites are reviewed, focusing on features of the plumage and its components, as well as anti-parasite behaviors.
Coevolution of Life on Hosts: Integrating Ecology and History
Nuclear and mitochondrial genes contain similar phylogenetic signal for pigeons and doves (Aves: Columbiformes).
The validity of this assumption in the pigeons and doves is tested by comparing phylogenies derived from nuclear (beta-fibrinogen intron 7) and mitochondrial (cytochrome b) genes, which revealed no significant incongruence between trees derived from the two genes.
Comparative ecology of Neotropical bird lice (Insecta: Phthiraptera)
The bulk of variation in louse load was among host species nested within genera, although some variation occurred at higher taxonomic levels.
Host-parasite evolution : general principles and avian models
This book discusses the role of parasites in bird conservation, the evolution of host-parasite interactions, and comparative studies of host parasite communities.