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Identifying the factors that influence the species diversity and distribution of ticks (Acari: Ixodida) across vertebrate host taxa is of fundamental ecological and medical importance. Host body size is considered one of the most important determinants of tick abundance, with larger hosts having...

Author(s)
Esser, H. J.; Foley, J. E.; Bongers, F.; Herre, E. A.; Miller, M. J.; Prins, H. H. T.; Jansen, P. A.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife, 2016, 5, 3, pp 295-304
Abstract

Because host-parasite interactions are so ubiquitous, it is of primary interest for ecologists to understand the factors that generate, maintain and constrain these associations. Phylogenetic comparative studies have found abundant evidence for host-switching to relatively unrelated hosts,...

Author(s)
Braga, M. P.; Razzolini, E.; Boeger, W. A.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Animal Ecology, 2015, 84, 2, pp 487-497
Abstract

Echinococcosis is a zoonosis whose history dates back to antiquity. This article provides an overview on the general history of echinococcosis, including the elucidation of Echinococcus life cycles and the long controversy on the aetiology of the cystic and alveolar forms of echinococcosis (CE and...

Author(s)
Eckert, J.; Thompson, R. C. A.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Advances in Parasitology, 2017, 95, pp 1-64
Abstract

We examine the extent to which adult helminths of freshwater fishes have been part of the Great American Biotic Interchange (GABI), by integrating information in published studies and new data from Panama with fish biogeography and Earth history of Middle America. The review illustrates the...

Author(s)
Choudhury, A.; García-Varela, M.; Pérez-Ponce de León, G.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Journal of Helminthology, 2017, 91, 2, pp 174-196
Abstract

History is the foundation that informs about the nuances of faunal assembly that are essential in understanding the dynamic nature of the host-parasite interface. All of our knowledge begins and ends with evolution, ecology and biogeography, as these interacting facets determine the history of...

Author(s)
Hoberg, E. P.; Zarlenga, D. S.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Advances in Parasitology, 2016, 93, pp 1-30
Abstract

The great diversity of birds and ecosystems in the Andean mountains has been understudied in terms of their parasite species. We describe a new Haemoproteus parasite, H. (Parahaemoproteus) erythrogravidus infecting Zonotrichia capensis (Rufous-Collared Sparrow) in South America. The description of...

Author(s)
Mantilla, J. S.; González, A. D.; Lotta, I. A.; Moens, M.; Pacheco, M. A.; Escalante, A. A.; Valkiu¯nas, G.; Moncada, L. I.; Pérez-Tris, J.; Matta, N. E.
Publisher
Elsevier B. V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Acta Tropica, 2016, 159, pp 83-94
Abstract

The parasitic flatworm Schistosoma mansoni, causative agent of human intestinal schistosomiasis in South America, relies importantly on the freshwater snail Biomphalaria glabrata as intermediate host to achieve development of cercariae that infect humans. The recommendation from the World Health...

Author(s)
Peña, J. J.; Adema, C. M.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2016, 11, 12, pp e0168665
Abstract

American trypanosomiasis is one of the few native parasites of this continent. As a zoonosis, Trypanosoma cruzi infects about 180 species out of 25 families of mammals. Its regular transmission is through triatomines, which can easily transmit parasites either by the skin route (contamination of...

Author(s)
Noya, B. A. de; González, O. N.
Publisher
Elsevier B. V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Acta Tropica, 2015, 151, pp 94-102
Abstract

Describing and explaining the structure of species interaction networks is of paramount importance for community ecology. Yet much has to be learned about the mechanisms responsible for major patterns, such as nestedness and modularity in different kinds of systems, of which large and diverse...

Author(s)
Lima Júnior, D. P.; Giacomini, H. C.; Takemoto, R. M.; Agostinho, A. A.; Bini, L. M.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Animal Ecology, 2012, 81, 4, pp 905-913
Abstract

The Great American Interchange resulted in the mixing of faunistic groups with different origins and evolutionary trajectories that underwent rapid diversification in North and South America. As a result, groups of animals of recent arrival converged into similar habits and formed ecological guilds ...

Author(s)
Jiménez, F. A.; Gardner, S. L.; Navone, G.; Ortí, G.
Publisher
American Society of Parasitologists, Lawrence, USA
Citation
Journal of Parasitology, 2012, 98, 6, pp 1166-1175

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