The Evolution of Parasitism - A Phylogenetic Perspective: Volume 54
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The Evolution of Parasitism - A Phylogenetic Perspective: Volume 54 : The Evolution of Parasitism--A Phylogenetic Perspection

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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.

The Evolution of Parasitism - A Phylogenetic Perspective 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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 40mm | 739.35g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0120317540
  • 9780120317547

Table of contents

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
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"...indispensable source for students, teachers, and research workers."
-ANNALS OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND PARASITOLOGY
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About Tim Littlewood

D. Timothy J. Littlewood is a Merit Researcher and currently Head of Life Sciences Department at the Natural History Museum, London. His main research interests include the systematics of platyhelminths (flatworms), and other phyla, particularly with a view to revealing patterns of diversity and diversification associated with parasitism.
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