19 Phylogenetic signals in ecological properties of parasites Academic Article uri icon


  • Species evolved from common ancestors often share many features pertaining to a variety of traits (eg Hansen & Martins, 1996; Blomberg & Garland, 2002). The tendency for phylogenetically related species to resemble one another has been labelled variously 'phylogenetic inertia'(Wilson, 1975),'phylogenetic conservatism'(Ashton, 2001),'phylogenetic correlation'(Gittleman et al., 1996) and 'phylogenetic effect'(Derrickson & Ricklefs, 1988). Recently, Blomberg and Garland (2002) and Blomberg et al.(2003) have argued that the …

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  • February 26, 2015