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Trees within trees: phylogeny and historical associations

Page, R.D.M., and Charleston, M.A. (1998) Trees within trees: phylogeny and historical associations. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 13 (9). pp. 356-359. ISSN 0169-5347 (doi:10.1016/S0169-5347(98)01438-4)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0169-5347(98)01438-4

Abstract

The association between two or more lineages over evolutionary time is a recurrent theme spanning several different fields within biology, from molecular evolution to coevolution and biogeography. In each 'historical association', one lineage is associated with another, and can be thought of as tracking the other over evolutionary time with a greater or lesser degree of fidelity. Examples include genes tracking organisms, parasites tracking hosts and organisms tracking geological and geographical changes. Parallels among these problems raise the tantalizing prospect that each is a special case of a more general problem, and that a single analytical tool can be applied to all three kinds of association.

Item Type:Article
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Page, Prof Roderic
Authors: Page, R.D.M., and Charleston, M.A.
Subjects:Q Science > QH Natural history
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences
Journal Name:Trends in Ecology and Evolution
ISSN:0169-5347

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