Coevolutionary analyses of the relationships between piroplasmids and their hard tick hosts

@inproceedings{Gou2013CoevolutionaryAO,
  title={Coevolutionary analyses of the relationships between piroplasmids and their hard tick hosts},
  author={Huitian Gou and Gui-quan Guan and Aihong Liu and Miling Ma and Ze Chen and Zhi-Jie Liu and Qiaoyun Ren and Youquan Li and Ji-fei Yang and Hong Yin and Jian-xun Luo},
  booktitle={Ecology and evolution},
  year={2013}
}
Host-parasite coevolution is a key driver of biological diversity. To examine the evolutionary relationships between piroplasmids and their hard tick hosts, we calculated the molecular clock and conducted phylogenetic analyses of both groups. Based on our results, we conclude that the divergence time of piroplasmids (∼56 Mya) is later than divergence time of their hard tick hosts (∼86 Mya). From analyses of the evolution of both piroplasmid and vector lineages and their association, we know… CONTINUE READING
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