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Mechanisms of polymyxin resistance: acquired and intrinsic resistance in bacteria
TLDR
Current knowledge concerning the different strategies bacteria employ to resist the activities of polymyxins are summarized and increased understanding of these mechanisms is extremely vital and timely to facilitate studies of antimicrobial peptides and find new potential drugs targeting clinically relevant Gram-negative bacteria.
Comparative performance of species richness estimation methods.
TLDR
Overall, the Chao2 and the first-order jackknife estimation methods performed best and should be used to control for the confounding effects of sampling effort in studies of parasite species richness.
QUANTIFYING PHYLOGENETICALLY STRUCTURED ENVIRONMENTAL VARIATION
TLDR
A method of variation partitioning is proposed that allows users to quantify a portion of the variation of mammal body mass that may be related to ecology, called the “phylogenetically structured environmental variation.
Usefulness of Multilocus Sequence Typing for Characterization of Clinical Isolates of Candida albicans
TLDR
Overall, MLST proved to be a highly discriminatory and stable method for unambiguous characterization of C. albicans, suggesting that MLST can trace minute variations in the sequences of related isolates.
Are there general laws in parasite community ecology ? : the emergence of spatial parasitology and epidemiology
TLDR
This chapter will be devoted to a review of the recent development in parasite–infectious disease population and community ecology within this fruitful cross-fertilizing arena.
Revisiting the taxonomy of the Rattini tribe: a phylogeny-based delimitation of species boundaries
TLDR
This study explores and highlights the limits of the current taxonomy of the Rattini tribe, one of the most difficult groups of mammals, and lays the foundations to better investigate rodent-born diseases in South East Asia.
The Diversity of Parasites
  • R. Poulin, S. Morand
  • Biology, Environmental Science
    The Quarterly Review of Biology
  • 1 September 2000
TLDR
The emphasis for future research must shift from pattern description to the elucidation of the processes responsible for the structure and diversity of parasite faunas, and a better integration of ecological and historical approaches to the study of parasite diversity should make this objective possible.
A parasite reveals cryptic phylogeographic history of its host
TLDR
This study compares the continental phylogeographic patterns of two wild European species linked by a host–parasite relationship: the field mouse Apodemus sylvaticus and one of its specific parasites, the nematode Heligmosomoides polygyrus, and shows how incorporating phyloGeographic information of an obligate associate can help to better understand the phylo Geographical pattern of its host.
Parasite―host coevolution and geographic patterns of parasite infectivity and host susceptibility
TLDR
A mathematical model of the dynamics of the parasite—host interaction where parasite infectivity and host susceptibility are defined by the matching of genotypes in a diploid system is developed and predicts dynamic polymorphisms where parasite allele frequencies track host allele frequencies but with a lag.
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