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Revealing the secret lives of cryptic species: Examining the phylogenetic relationships of echinostome parasites in North America.
The recognition of cryptic parasite species has implications for evolutionary and population-based studies of wildlife and human disease. Echinostome trematodes are a widely distributed, species-richExpand
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Revealing Cryptic Parasite Diversity in a Definitive Host: Echinostomes in Muskrats
Abstract:  Many trematode groups have a long history of systematic revision, which can make parasite identification a difficult task. The trematode parasites of muskrats are no exception. Here, weExpand
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An Infectious Topic in Reticulate Evolution: Introgression and Hybridization in Animal Parasites
Little attention has been given to the role that introgression and hybridization have played in the evolution of parasites. Most studies are host-centric and ask if the hybrid of a free-livingExpand
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Intermediate host availability masks the strength of experimentally-derived colonisation patterns in echinostome trematodes.
A fundamental goal of parasite evolutionary ecology is to elucidate patterns of host use and determine the underlying mechanisms of parasite colonisation. In order to distinguish the relativeExpand
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Testing Mendelian inheritance from field-collected parasites: Revealing duplicated loci enables correct inference of reproductive mode and mating system.
Cryptic aspects of parasite population biology, e.g., mating systems, are increasingly being inferred from polymorphic and co-dominant genetic markers such as microsatellite loci. Underlying the useExpand
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The Role of Phylogeny and Ecology in Experimental Host Specificity: Insights from a Eugregarine–Host System
The degree to which parasites use hosts is fundamental to host–parasite coevolution studies, yet difficult to assess and interpret in an evolutionary manner. Previous assessments of parasitism inExpand
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Forming foci of transmission: the effects of resource utilization, species interaction, and parasitism on molluscan movement
Animal aggregation to environmental cues provides opportunities for parasite transmission between individual hosts of the same or different species. Better characterization of host behavioralExpand
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Testing local-scale panmixia provides insights into the cryptic ecology, evolution, and epidemiology of metazoan animal parasites.
When every individual has an equal chance of mating with other individuals, the population is classified as panmictic. Amongst metazoan parasites of animals, local-scale panmixia can be disrupted dueExpand
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Physiological Status Drives Metabolic Rate in Mediterranean Geckos Infected with Pentastomes
Negative effects of parasites on their hosts are well documented, but the proximate mechanisms by which parasites reduce their host’s fitness are poorly understood. For example, it has been suggestedExpand
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Role of parasite transmission in promoting inbreeding: I. Infection intensities drive individual parasite selfing rates
Among parasitic organisms, inbreeding has been implicated as a potential driver of host–parasite co‐evolution, drug‐resistance evolution and parasite diversification. Yet, fundamental topics aboutExpand
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