The Evolution Of Parasitism - A Phylogenetic Perspective by Tim LittlewoodThe Evolution Of Parasitism - A Phylogenetic Perspective by Tim Littlewood

The Evolution Of Parasitism - A Phylogenetic Perspective

byTim LittlewoodEditorTim Littlewood

Hardcover | December 19, 2003

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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 Perspectiveaims 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.



  • Includes important contributions from leading minds in the field such as Serge Morand, Francisco Ayala and Mark Blaxter, among others
  • Second in the ISI Parasitology List in 2002 with an Impact Factor of 4.818
  • Series encompasses over 35 years of parasitology coverage
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 parasiti...
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Title:The Evolution Of Parasitism - A Phylogenetic PerspectiveFormat:HardcoverDimensions:416 pages, 6 × 9 × 0.98 inPublished:December 19, 2003Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0120317540

ISBN - 13:9780120317547

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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