By Dale H. Clayton,Sarah E. Bush,Kevin P. Johnson
Following an creation to coevolutionary ideas, the authors mix experimental and comparative host-parasite techniques for trying out coevolutionary hypotheses to discover the impact of ecological interactions and coadaptation on styles of diversification and codiversification between interacting species. Ectoparasites—a different assemblage of organisms that levels from herbivorous bugs on crops, to monogenean flatworms on fish, and feather lice on birds—are robust types for the research of coevolution simply because they're effortless to monitor, mark, and count number. As lice on birds and mammals are everlasting parasites that spend their complete lifecycles at the our bodies in their hosts, they're ultimate to producing an artificial evaluate of coevolution—and, thereby, provide an exhilarating framework for integrating the suggestions of coadaptation and codiversification.
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