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      Parasite co-structure: broad and local scale approaches

      Parasite

      EDP Sciences

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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.

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          Parasite
          Parasite
          EDP Sciences
          1252-607X
          1776-1042
          September 2008
          September 2008
          : 15
          : 3
          : 439-443
          Article
          10.1051/parasite/2008153439
          18814719
          © 2008

          This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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          Parasitology, Life sciences

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