Parasites: proxies for host genealogy and ecology?

  title={Parasites: proxies for host genealogy and ecology?},
  author={Caroline Marie Nieberding and Isabelle Olivieri},
  journal={Trends in ecology & evolution},
  volume={22 3},
Genetic information is used extensively to reconstruct the evolutionary and demographic history of organisms. Recently, it has been suggested that genetic information from some parasites can complement genetic data from their hosts. This approach relies upon the hypothesis that such parasites share a common history with their host. In some cases, parasites provide an additional source of information because parasite data can better reconstruct the common history. Here, we discuss which parasite… CONTINUE READING
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