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The chewing lice: world checklist and biological overview.
Genetic Analysis of Lice Supports Direct Contact between Modern and Archaic Humans
Parasites can be used as unique markers to investigate host evolutionary history, independent of host data. Here we show that modern human head lice, Pediculus humanus, are composed of two ancient… Expand
The population genetics of host specificity: genetic differentiation in dove lice (Insecta: Phthiraptera)
- K. Johnson, B. L. Williams, Devin M Drown, R. J. Adams, D. Clayton
- Medicine, Biology
- Molecular ecology
- 1 January 2002
Some species of parasites occur on a wide range of hosts while others are restricted to one or a few host species. The host specificity of a parasite species is determined, in part, by its ability to… Expand
The biology, ecology, and evolution of chewing lice
When do parasites fail to speciate in response to host speciation?
Cospeciation generally increases the similarity between host and parasite phylogenies. Incongruence between host and parasite phylogenies has previously been explained in terms of host switching,… Expand
Comparative ecology of Neotropical bird lice (Insecta: Phthiraptera)
Data are presented comprising the first quantitative survey of lice from Neotropical birds. The data were collected in the Andean foothills of south-eastern Peru using a novel scheme for quantitative… Expand
The influence of parasites on host sexual selection.
- D. Clayton
- Biology, Medicine
- Parasitology today
In 1982 Hamilton and Zuk(1) proposed a provocative solution for the unexplained fact that the males of many species exhibit 'showy' traits such as brightly coloured plumage or vigorous courtship… Expand
How Birds Combat Ectoparasites
Birds are plagued by an impressive diversity of ectoparasites, ranging from feather-feeding lice, to feather- degrading bacteria. Many of these ectoparasites have severe negative effects on host… Expand
Ecology of congruence: past meets present.
Phylogenetic congruence is governed by various macroevolutionary events, including cospeciation, host switching, sorting, duplication, and failure to speciate. The relative frequency of these events… Expand
Coevolution of Life on Hosts: Integrating Ecology and History