The Evolution of Parasitism - A Phylogenetic Perspective
Academic Press, Dec 9, 2003 - Medical - 416 pages
Parasitology continues to benefit from taking an evolutionary approach to its study. Tree construction, character-mapping, tree-based evolutionary interpretation, and other developments in molecular and morphological phylogenetics have had a profound influence and have shed new light on the very nature of host-parasite relations and their coevolution. Life cycle complexity, parasite ecology and the origins and evolution of parasitism itself are all underpinned by an understanding of phylogeny.
This volume aims to bring together a range of articles that exemplifies the phylogenetic approach as applied to various disciplines within parasitology and as applied by parasitologists. Unified by the use of phylogenies, this book tackles a wide variety of parasite-specific biological problems across a diverse range of taxa.
* Includes important contributions from leading minds in the field such as Serge Morand, Francisco Ayala and Mark Blaxter, among others.
* Second in the ISI Parasitology List in 2002 with an Impact Factor of 4.818
* Series encompasses over 35 years of parasitology coverage
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Chapter 2 Phylogenetic Insights into the Evolution of Parasitism in Hymenoptera
Genes Genomes and the Evolution of Parasitism
a New Perspective from Phylogeny
the Case for Phylogenetics
Chapter 6 Phylogenies the Comparative Method and Parasite Evolutionary Ecology
Additional Tools for the Parasitologist
Contnts of Volumes in This Series
adaptive algae analysis ancestor animals apicomplexan arthropods Ascaris Aspidogastrea association basal behaviour Biochemical Parasitology Blaxter Brugia Caenorhabditis elegans cell cercaria chromosome clade codivergence comparative complex cophylogeny mapping cycle datasets definitive host derived Digenea Diplostomida distribution diversity Ecology encode endosymbiont estimate eukaryotes evidence evolutionary Figure filarial free-living function gastropods genetic genome sequence Giardia globin groups homologues host switching human hydrogenosomes Hymenoptera hypothesis immune independent contrasts infection inferred intermediate host Journal for Parasitology larvae lineages malaria malaria parasite malayi metabolism method microsporidia mitochondrial genomes Molecular and Biochemical molecular evolution molecular phylogeny molluscs morphology mutation nematode nucleotide organelle origin parameters parasites parasitic nematode parasitoid Parasitology parsimonious pattern phylogenetic Plagiorchiida plant Plasmodium falciparum plastid plastid genome plesiomorphic population positive selection proteins rediae regression relationships ribosomal Science second intermediate host species sporocysts Strongyloides structure substitution rate suggests superfamily taxa taxon tetrapods three-host traits tree Trematoda vertebrate viruses wasps