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Mites: Ecological and Evolutionary Analyses of Life-History Patterns

Edited By: MA Houck

356 pages, 120 black/white photos & figs

Kluwer Academic Publishers

Hardback | Dec 1993 | #16932 | ISBN: 041202991X
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About this book

Because of their extremely small size, mites have been ignored during the development of major evolutionary and ecological theories. Yet mites routinely violate fundamental concepts such as heterochrony, sexual selection, the evolution of sex ratio, and ontogeny. Recent research methodologies have made it practical for the first time to perform experimental work with mites, and since they offer short generation times and rapid research results, they are arriving on the evolutionary scene with a splash.

This volume is a unique reference source and is suitable for those interested in exploring surprising and fascinating glimpses into the ecology and evolution of some tiny, diverse, and abundant denizons of our world _ Ecology 76(4)


Contents

Behavioural and life history adaptations to different hosts and the consequences of geographical shifts in host communities - Jonathon Brown; Life history patterns of hummingbird flower mites in relation to host phenology - Robert L K Colwell; Life history patterns of mites associated with social insects - George C Eickwort; Life history and reproductive patterns of astigmatid inhabitants of water-filled treeholes - Norman J Fashing; Phoresy: a potential evolutionary transition from temporary to permanent habitats? - Marilyn A Houck; Heterochrony in the Acari - Donald E Johnston; Morphological polymorphism in the heterostigmata - Marek Kaliszewski; Evolution of life history and reproductive patterns of orbatid mites - Roy A Norton; Evolution of life history and reproductive patterns of astimatid mites - Barry M O'Connor; Evolution of life history and reproductive patterns of plant inhibiting mites - Maurice Sabelis; Behavioral and life history adaptations to different hosts and the consequences of geographical shifts in host communities - David Sloan Wilson; Evolution of sex ratio variation in the Acari - Dana Wrensch.

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