Volume 15, Number 3, September 2008Xth European Multicolloquium of Parasitology (EMOP-10, Paris, August 24-28, 2008)
|Page(s)||439 - 443|
|Published online||15 September 2008|
Xth EMOP, August 2008
Parasite co-structure: broad and local scale approaches
Department of Genetics, Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research. P.O. Box 760549, San Antonio, Texas, 78245-0549, USA
2 Department of Biology, 3258 TAMU, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, USA (as of August 2008).
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A co-structure study is a comparison of demographic and/or genetic structure between two or more species. Such a comparative analysis among a parasite and its host(s) or among multiple parasite species is useful to elucidate factors that shape genetic variation within and among parasite populations. I provide a brief review of how co-structure studies in parasite systems can be used to address ecological, evolutionary, and epidemiological questions. Subjects that can be addressed with parasite costructure studies range from broad-scale analyses that compare phylogeographical patterns to local scale analyses that examine among host transmission within a host population.
Key words: co-structure / comparative phylogeography / molecular epidemiology / parasite / population genetics
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