THE ROLES OF HOST EVOLUTIONARY RELATIONSHIPS (GENUS: NASONIA) AND DEVELOPMENT IN STRUCTURING MICROBIAL COMMUNITIES

@article{Brucker2012THERO,
  title={THE ROLES OF HOST EVOLUTIONARY RELATIONSHIPS (GENUS: NASONIA) AND DEVELOPMENT IN STRUCTURING MICROBIAL COMMUNITIES},
  author={Robert M. Brucker and Seth R. Bordenstein},
  journal={Evolution},
  year={2012},
  volume={66}
}
The comparative structure of bacterial communities among closely related host species remains relatively unexplored. For instance, as speciation events progress from incipient to complete stages, does divergence in the composition of the species’ microbial communities parallel the divergence of host nuclear genes? To address this question, we used the recently diverged species of the parasitoid wasp genus Nasonia to test whether the evolutionary relationships of their bacterial microbiotas… 

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