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About this book
About this book
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. Unified by the use of phylogenies, this book tackles a wide variety of parasite-specific biological problems across a diverse range of taxa.
Introduction - phylogenies, phylogenetics, parasites and the evolution of parasitism - D.T.J. Littlewood Cryptic Organelles in Parasitic Protists and Fungi - Bryony A. P. Williams & Patrick J. Keeling Phylogenetic Insights into the Evolution of Parasitism in Hymenoptera - James B. Whitfield Nematoda: Genes, Genomes and the Evolution of Parasitism - Mark L. Blaxter Life Cycle Evolution in the Digenea: a New Perspective from Phylogeny - Thomas H. Cribb , Rodney A. Bray , Peter D. Olson & D. Timothy J. Littlewood Progress in Malaria Research: the Case for Phylogenetics - Stephen M. Rich & Francisco J. Ayala Phylogenies, the Comparative Method and Parasite Evolutionary Ecology - Serge Morand & Robert Poulin Recent Results in Cophylogeny Mapping - Michael A. Charleston Inference of Viral Evolutionary Rates from Molecular Sequences - Alexei Drummond, Oliver G. Pybus & Andrew Rambaut Detecting Adaptive Molecular Evolution: Additional Tools for the Parasitologist - James O. McInerney, D. Timothy J. Littlewood & Christopher J. Creevey
Edited by Tim Littlewood