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Disparate rates of molecular evolution in cospeciating hosts and parasites.
DNA sequences for the gene encoding mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase I in a group of rodents (pocket gophers) and their ectoparasites (chewing lice) provide evidence for cospeciation and revealExpand
Phylogenetic trees support the coevolution of parasites and their hosts
The close correspondence often observed between the taxonomy of parasites and their hosts1,2 has led to Fahrenholz's rule3, which postulates that parasites and their hosts speciate in synchrony. ThisExpand
Basal Clades and Molecular Systematics of Heteromyid Rodents
Abstract The New World rodent family Heteromyidae shows a marvelous array of ecomorphological types, from bipedal, arid-adapted forms to scansorial, tropical-adapted forms. Although recent studiesExpand
Molecular phylogenies and host-parasite cospeciation: gophers and lice as a model system.
  • M. S. Hafner, R. Page
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society…
  • 29 July 1995
Recent methodological advances permit a rigorous comparison of phylogenetic trees for hosts and their parasites to determine the extent to which these groups have cospeciated through evolutionaryExpand
Cospeciation in host-parasite assemblages: Comparative analysis of rates of evolution and timing of
-Documentation of widespread cospeciation in a host-parasite assemblage requires statistical evidence that the congruence observed between the host and parasite phylogenies exceeds that expected byExpand
DNA Data Support a Rapid Radiation of Pocket Gopher Genera (Rodentia: Geomyidae)
In this study, we address the question of phylogenetic relationships in the Geomyidae, focusing primarily on intergeneric relationships within the tribe Geomyini. Our study makes use of DNA sequencesExpand
Abstract Although molecular evolution often appears to proceed in a clocklike fashion, examples to the contrary are increasing in number. Our study compares rate of cytochrome-b evolution in 21Expand
Codivergence in heteromyid rodents (Rodentia: heteromyidae) and their sucking lice of the genus Fahrenholzia (Phthiraptera: anoplura).
Although most studies of codivergence rely primarily on topological comparisons of host and parasite phylogenies, temporal assessments are necessary to determine if divergence events in host andExpand
Cophylogeny on a Fine Scale: Geomydoecus Chewing Lice and Their Pocket Gopher Hosts, Pappogeomys bulleri
Abstract: Many species of pocket gophers and their ectoparasitic chewing lice have broadly congruent phylogenies, indicating a history of frequent codivergence. For a variety of reasons, phylogeniesExpand
Phylogenetic relationships of pocket gophers (Cratogeomys and Pappogeomys) based on mitochondrial DNA cytochrome b sequences.
Phylogenetic relationships among 7 of the 10 species of pocket gophers in the genera Pappogeomys and Cratogeomys were addressed using nucleotide sequence data from the entire cytochrome b gene of theExpand