|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||2019|
|Authors:||A. Popinga, Demastes, J. W., Spradling, T. A., Hafner, D. J., Hafner, M. S.|
|Journal:||Biology Faculty Publications|
|Keywords:||cophylogeny, Cratogeomys, Geomyidae, mtDNA, Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt.|
Chewing lice (Phthiraptera: Trichodectidae) and the pocket gophers (Rodentia: Geomyidae) that they inhabit have shared an intimate his- torical association that has made them a textbook study for cophylogeny. Herein, we examine the chewing lice found on pocket gophers of the Cratogeomys fumosus species group using DNA sequence data from the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I gene to determine relationships among lice for comparison to published host phylogeny. Although matrix approaches indicate a correlation between host and parasite genetic distances, cophylogenetic reconstruction methods fail to detect a pattern of widespread cophylogeny. In conclusion, this study provides an exception to the rule of host-parasite cophylogeny that could be the result of the young age of the relationships considered herein and the complex history of the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt.
Authors recommended citation: Popinga, Alex; Demastes, James W.; Spradling, Theresa A.; Hafner, David J.; and Hafner, Mark S., "Host-parasite associations of the Cratogeomys fumosus species group and their chewing lice, Geomydoecus" (2019). Biology Faculty Publications. 31. https://scholarworks.uni.edu/bio_facpub/31
First published in THERYA, v.10 n.2 (2019), by the Asociacion Mexicana de Mastozoologia A.C. Vol 10 Issue 2 81-89 website URL: http://www.revistas-conacyt.unam.mx/therya/index.php/THERYA/article/view...
Host-parasite associations of the Cratogeomys fumosus species group and their chewing lice, Geomydoecus