Host specialization differentiates cryptic species of feather-feeding lice.

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Parasite species with differentiated host-specific populations provide a natural opportunity to explore factors involved in parasite diversification. Columbicola macrourae is a species of ectoparasitic feather louse currently recognized from 15 species of New World pigeons and doves. Mitochondrial sequences reveal five divergent haplotype clusters within C… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2009.00642.x

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