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Fortuitous infestation or wide host range? The case of Spinturnicidae and their bat hosts: Reply to Guiller and Deunff (2010)

Authors
Journal
Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
1055-7903
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
57
Issue
3
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2010.10.001
Keywords
  • Spinturnicid Mites
  • Bats
  • Cophylogeny
  • Multi-Host Parasite Species
  • Specificity

Abstract

Defining the degree of host specificity in host-parasite studies can greatly inform cophylogenetic history. In a recent paper, Guiller and Deunff (2010) cast doubt on some points and conclusions drawn from a cophylogenetic study between European bats and Spinturnicid mites (Bruyndonckx et al., 2009a). Here we answer their criticisms and discuss the notion of specificity in Spinturnicid mites.

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