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Tangled Trees: Phylogeny, Cospeciation, and Coevolution

By: Roderic DM Page(Editor)

350 pages, 4 b/w photos, 101 b/w illustrations, 24 tables

University of Chicago Press

Paperback | Dec 2002 | #133221 | ISBN: 0226644677
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In recent years, the use of molecular data to build phylogenetic trees and sophisticated computer-aided techniques to analyze them have led to a revolution in the study of cospeciation. Tangled Trees provides an up-to-date review and synthesis of current knowledge about phylogeny, cospeciation, and coevolution. The opening chapters present various methodological and theoretical approaches, ranging from the well-known parsimony approach to "jungles" and Bayesian statistical models. Then a series of empirical chapters discusses detailed studies of cospeciation involving vertebrate hosts and their parasites, including nematodes, viruses, and lice. Tangled Trees will be welcomed by researchers in a wide variety of fields, from parasitology and ecology to systematics and evolutionary biology.


1. Introduction
Roderic D. M. Page
2. Parsimony analysis of coevolving species associations
Fredrik Ronquist
3. Lizards, Malaria, and Jungles in the Caribbean
Michael Charleston and Susan L. Perkins
4. A Statistical Perspective for Reconstructing the History of Host-Parasite Associations
John P. Huelsenbeck, Bruce Rannala, and Bret Larget
5. Population Genetics and Cospeciation: From Process to Pattern
Bruce Rannala and Yannis Michalakis
6. New evidence for hystricognath rodent monophyly from the phylogeny of their pinworms
J.-P. Hugot
7. Cospeciation and horizontal transmission rates in the murine leukaemia-related retroviruses
Joanne Martin, Peter Kabat, and Michael Tristem
8. Cophylogeny between pocket gophers and chewing lice
Mark S. Hafner, James W. Demastes, Theresa A. Spradling, and David L. Reed
9. The Effects of Spatial and Temporal Scale on analyses of cophylogeny
James W. Demastes, Theresa A. Spradling, and Mark S. Hafner
10. Have mammals and their chewing lice diversified in parallel?
Jason Taylor and Andy Purvis
11. Coevolutionary history of ecological replicates: Comparing phylogenies of wing and body lice to Columbiform hosts
Kevin P. Johnson and Dale H. Clayton
12. Drowning on arrival, missing the boat and x-events: how likely are sorting events?
Adrian M. Paterson, Ricardo L. Palma, Russell D. Gray
13. The ecological basis of coevolutionary history
Dale H. Clayton, Sarah Al-Tamimi and Kevin P. Johnson

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Roderic D. M. Page is Reader in the Division of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, Institute of Biomedical and Life Sciences, at the University of Glasgow. He is the coauthor of Molecular Evolution: A Phylogenetic Approach.

Sarah Al-Tamimi
- Michael A. Charleston
- Dale H. Clayton
- James W. Demastes
- Russell D. Gray
- Mark S. Hafner
- John P. Huelsenbeck
- J.-P. Hugot
- Kevin P. Johnson
- Peter Kabat
- Bret Larget
- Joanne Martin
- Yannis Michalakis
- Roderic D. M. Page
- Ricardo L. Palma
- Adrian M. Paterson
- Susan L. Perkins
- Andy Purvis
- Bruce Rannala
- David L. Reed
- Fredrik Ronquist
- Theresa A. Spradling
- Jason Taylor
- Michael Tristem

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