Reciprocal Natural Selection on Host‐Parasite Phenotypes

@article{Clayton1999ReciprocalNS,
  title={Reciprocal Natural Selection on Host‐Parasite Phenotypes},
  author={Dale H. Clayton and Patricia L. M. Lee and Daniel M. Tompkins and Edmund D. Brodie III},
  journal={The American Naturalist},
  year={1999},
  volume={154},
  pages={261 - 270}
}
Coevolution is evolution in one species in response to selection imposed by a second species, followed by evolution in the second species in response to reciprocal selection imposed by the first species. Although reciprocal selection is a prerequisite of coevolution, it has seldom been documented in natural populations. We examined the feasibility of reciprocal selection in a simple host‐parasite system consisting of feral pigeons (Columba livia) and their Ischnoceran feather lice (Phthiraptera… 

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