Beta-specificity: the turnover of host species in space and another way to measure host specificity.

Abstract

Host specificity is often measured as the number of host species used by a parasite, or as their phylogenetic diversity; both of these measures ignore the larger scale component of host use by parasites. A parasite may exploit very few host species in one locality but these hosts may be substituted for completely different species elsewhere; in contrast… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2010.06.001

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@article{Krasnov2011BetaspecificityTT, title={Beta-specificity: the turnover of host species in space and another way to measure host specificity.}, author={Boris R Krasnov and David Mouillot and Georgy I. Shenbrot and Irina S. Khokhlova and Robert Poulin}, journal={International journal for parasitology}, year={2011}, volume={41 1}, pages={33-41} }