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The population genetics of host specificity: genetic differentiation in dove lice (Insecta: Phthiraptera)
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 toExpand
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Dos and don'ts of testing the geographic mosaic theory of coevolution
The geographic mosaic theory of coevolution is stimulating much new research on interspecific interactions. We provide a guide to the fundamental components of the theory, its processes and mainExpand
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Five methods for estimating the abundance of chewing lice (Insecta: Phthiraptera) were tested. To evaluate the methods, feral pigeons (Columba livia) and 2 species of ischnoceran lice were used. TheExpand
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Low humidity reduces ectoparasite pressure: implications for host life history evolution
A parasite's potential effect, or “pressure”, can influence the life history strategy of its host. In environments with high parasite pressure, hosts invest more in anti-parasite defense, which mayExpand
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The absence of genotypic diversity in a successful parthenogenetic invader
Invasiveness might depend on the ability of genetically diverse populations of exotic species to adapt to novel environments, which suggests a paradox since exotic species are expected to loseExpand
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Evidence of a Paucity of Genes That Interact with the Mitochondrion on the X in Mammals
Mitochondria are essential organelles whose replication, development, and physiology are dependent upon coordinated gene interactions with both the mitochondrial and the nuclear genomes. TheExpand
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A data based parsimony method of cophylogenetic analysis
Phylogenies of closely interacting groups, such as hosts and parasites, are seldom completely congruent. Incongruence can arise from biologically meaningful differences in the histories of the twoExpand
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Populations evolve in response to the external environment, whether abiotic (e.g., climate) or biotic (e.g., other conspecifics). We investigated how adaptation to biotic, heritable environmentsExpand
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Invasive genotypes are opportunistic specialists not general purpose genotypes
It is not clear which forms of plasticity in fitness‐related traits are associated with invasive species. On one hand, it may be better to have a robust performance across environments. On the other,Expand
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Genetic identity determines risk of post-settlement mortality of a marine fish.
Longitudinal sampling of four cohorts of Neopomacentrus filamentosus, a common tropical damselfish from Dampier Archipelago, Western Australia, revealed the evolution of size structure afterExpand
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