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The Effects of Spatial and Temporal Scale on Analyses of Cophylogeny
Tangled trees: Phylogeny, Cospeciation, and Coevolution (2003)
  • James W. Demastes, University of Northern Iowa
  • Theresa A. Spradling, University of Northern Iowa
  • Mark S. Hafner
Abstract
Host-parasite cophylogeny can be studied at multiple levels depending
upon the evolutionary scale of the question being addressed and the resolving
power of the techniques used. Prior to development of DNA sequencing
techniques, researchers were limited to comparisons of host and parasite
phylogenies and a general comparison of the overall tempo of evolution in the
associated lineages (Hafner and Nadler, 1990). With the advent of DNA
sequencing techniques, researchers are no longer limited to documenting a
history of cophylogeny, but can now examine rates of change in orthologous genes
among vastly different organisms such as hosts and their parasites (Hafner et al.,
1994; Page et al., 1998; Chapter X).
Disciplines
Publication Date
2003
Publisher
University of Chicago Press
Citation Information
James W. Demastes, Theresa A. Spradling and Mark S. Hafner. "The Effects of Spatial and Temporal Scale on Analyses of Cophylogeny" ChicagoTangled trees: Phylogeny, Cospeciation, and Coevolution (2003) p. 195 - 220
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/james_demastes/17/