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Mechanisms of population differentiation in seabirds
Despite recent advances in population genetic theory and empirical research, the extent of genetic differentiation among natural populations of animals remains difficult to predict. We reviewedExpand
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The Recent Evolution of a Maternally-Inherited Endosymbiont of Ticks Led to the Emergence of the Q Fever Pathogen, Coxiella burnetii
Q fever is a highly infectious disease with a worldwide distribution. Its causative agent, the intracellular bacterium Coxiella burnetii, infects a variety of vertebrate species, including humans.Expand
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Changing distributions of ticks: causes and consequences
Today, we are witnessing changes in the spatial distribution and abundance of many species, including ticks and their associated pathogens. Evidence that these changes are primarily due to climateExpand
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Host specialization in ticks and transmission of tick-borne diseases: a review
Determining patterns of host use, and the frequency at which these patterns change, are of key importance if we are to understand tick population dynamics, the evolution of tick biodiversity, and theExpand
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Midichloria mitochondrii is widespread in hard ticks (Ixodidae) and resides in the mitochondria of phylogenetically diverse species.
The hard tick Ixodes ricinus (Ixodidae) is the sole animal thus far shown to harbour an intra-mitochondrial bacterium, which has recently been named Midichloria mitochondrii. The objectives of thisExpand
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Comparative host–parasite population structures: disentangling prospecting and dispersal in the black‐legged kittiwake Rissa tridactyla
Although much insight is to be gained through the comparison of the population genetic structures of parasites and hosts, there are, at present, few studies that take advantage of the information onExpand
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Worldwide distribution and diversity of seabird ticks: implications for the ecology and epidemiology of tick-borne pathogens.
The ubiquity of ticks and their importance in the transmission of pathogens involved in human and livestock diseases are reflected by the growing number of studies focusing on tick ecology and theExpand
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Host specificity of a generalist parasite: genetic evidence of sympatric host races in the seabird tick Ixodes uriae
Due to the close association between parasites and their hosts, many ‘generalist’ parasites have a high potential to become specialized on different host species. We investigated this hypothesis forExpand
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Recurrent evolution of host-specialized races in a globally distributed parasite
The outcome of coevolutionary interactions is predicted to vary across landscapes depending on local conditions and levels of gene flow, with some populations evolving more extreme specializationsExpand
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Public information affects breeding dispersal in a colonial bird: kittiwakes cue on neighbours
Habitat selection and dispersal behaviour are key processes in evolutionary ecology. Recent studies have suggested that individuals may use the reproductive performance of conspecifics as a source ofExpand
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