Ectoparasite fitness in auxiliary hosts: phylogenetic distance from a principal host matters
Article first published online: 23 JUL 2012
© 2012 The Authors. Journal of Evolutionary Biology © 2012 European Society For Evolutionary Biology
Journal of Evolutionary Biology
Volume 25, Issue 10, pages 2005–2013, October 2012
How to Cite
Khokhlova, I. S., Fielden, L. J., Degen, A. A. and Krasnov, B. R. (2012), Ectoparasite fitness in auxiliary hosts: phylogenetic distance from a principal host matters. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 25: 2005–2013. doi: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2012.02577.x
- Issue published online: 12 SEP 2012
- Article first published online: 23 JUL 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 25 JUN 2012
- Manuscript Received: 29 MAY 2012
- United States-Israel Bi-National Science Foundation. Grant Number: 2008142
- 2007. The delayed rise of present-day mammals. Nature 446: 507–512. , , , , , et al.
- 2008. What makes a host profitable? Parasites balance host nutritive resources against immunity Am. Nat. 171: 107–118. , , &
- 2002. Tempo and mode in evolution: phylogenetic inertia, adaptation and comparative methods. J. Evol. Biol. 15: 899–910. &
- 2006a. Ecological fitting as a determinant of the community structure of platyhelminth parasites of anurans. Ecology 87: S76–S85. , , &
- 2006b. Phylogeny, ecological fitting and lung flukes: helping solve the problem of emerging infectious diseases. Rev. Mex. Biodivers. 77: 225–233. , , &
- 2001. Parasitism. The Ecology and Evolution of Intimate Interactions. Univ. Chicago Press, Chicago.
- 1995. Parasitism and group size in social animals: a meta-analysis. Behav. Ecol. 6: 159–165. &
- 1990. Interrupted feeding of blood-sucking insects: causes and effects. Parasitol. Today 6: 19–22.
- 1964. General Parasitology, English Translation of 3rd edn. Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh-London.
- 1961. Parasitology of Fishes, English translation of 3rd edn. Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh-London. , &
- 2004. Host social behavior and parasitic infection: a multifactorial approach. Behav. Ecol. 15: 446–454.
- 2006. Immunocompetence and flea parasitism in a desert rodent. Funct. Ecol. 20: 637–646. , , , &
- 2001. Why do female Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) feed preferentially and frequently on human blood? J. Med. Entomol. 38: 411–422. , &
- 1991. The Comparative Method in Evolutionary Biology. Oxford Univ. Press, Oxford. &
- 1964. Evolution, classification and host relationships of Siphonaptera. Annu. Rev. Entomol. 9: 123–146.
- 1949. The host-associations of the lice of mammals. Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 119: 387–604.
- 1985. On ecological fitting. Oikos 45: 308–310.
- 1975. Resource tracking patterns in bird and mammal ectoparasites. Misc. Publ. Entomol. Soc. Am. 9: 231–236. &
- 2009a. Effect of host gender on blood digestion in fleas: mediating role of environment. Parasitol. Res. 105: 1667–1673. , , &
- 2009b. Is the feeding and reproductive performance of the flea, Xenopsylla ramesis, affected by the gender of its rodent host, Meriones crassus? J. Exp. Biol. 212: 1429–1435. , , &
- 2010a. Host gender and offspring quality in a flea parasitic on a rodent. J. Exp. Biol. 213: 3299–3304. , , &
- 2010b. Infestation experience of a rodent host and offspring viability of fleas: variation among host–parasite associations. J. Exp. Zool. A Ecol. Genet. Physiol. 313: 680–689. , , &
- 2012a. Feeding performance of fleas on host species: is phylogenetic distance between hosts important? Parasitology 139: 60–68. , , &
- 2012b. Digesting blood of an auxiliary host in fleas: effect of phylogenetic distance from a principal host. J. Exp. Biol. 215: 1259–1265. , , &
- 2012. Effects of host diet and thermal state on feeding performance of the flea Xenopsylla ramesis. J. Exp. Biol. 215: 1435–1441. , , &
- 2008. Functional and Evolutionary Ecology of Fleas: A Model for Ecological Parasitology. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge.
- 1997. Host-habitat relations as an important determinant of spatial distribution of flea assemblages (Siphonaptera) on rodents in the Negev Desert. Parasitology 114: 159–173. , , , &
- 1999. Additional records of fleas (Siphonaptera) on wild rodents in the southern part of Israel. Israel J. Zool. 45: 333–340. , , , , &
- 2001. Development rates of two Xenopsylla flea species in relation to air temperature and humidity. Med. Vet. Entomol. 15: 249–258. , , &
- 2002. Host discrimination by two desert fleas using an odour cue. Anim. Behav. 64: 33–40. , , &
- 2003. Host-specificity and foraging efficiency in blood-sucking parasite: feeding patterns of a flea Parapulex chephrenis on two species of desert rodents. Parasitol. Res. 90: 393–399. , , , , &
- 2004a. Relationships between parasite abundance and the taxonomic distance among a parasite's host species: an example with fleas parasitic on small mammals. Int. J. Parasitol. 34: 1289–1297. , , &
- 2004b. Geographical variation in host specificity of fleas (Siphonaptera): the influence of phylogeny and local environmental conditions. Ecography 27: 787–797. , , , &
- 2007. Between-host phylogenetic distance and feeding efficiency in haematophagous ectoparasites: Rodent fleas and a bat host. Parasitol. Res. 101: 365–371. , , , &
- 2005. The Biology of Blood-Sucking in Insects, 2nd edn. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge.
- 1995. Social barriers to pathogen transmission in wild animal populations. Ecology 76: 326–335.
- 2009. Ecological and evolutionary determinants of host species choice in mosquito vectors. Trends Parasitol. 25: 189–196. &
- 2012. The impact of uniform and mixed species blood meals on the fitness of the mosquito vector Anopheles gambiae s.s.: does a specialist pay for diversifying its host species diet? J. Evol. Biol., 25: 452–460. , , &
- 1981. The Ecology of Ectoparasitic Insects. Acad. Press, London.
- 1999. Mammalia of Israel. Fauna Palaestina. Israel Acad. Sci. Hum, Jerusalem. &
- 1993. Parasites and the evolution of host social behavior. Adv. Stud. Behav. 22: 65–102. , &
- 1988. Survival and reproductive performance of female Glossina morsitans when maintained on the blood of different species of wild mammals. Med. Vet. Entomol. 2: 347–350. , , &
- 1987. Ecological scale and habitat use. Ecology 68: 362–369.
- 2004. APE: analyses of phylogenetics and evolution in R language. Bioinformatics 20: 289–290. , &
- 2005. Relative infection levels and taxonomic distances among the host species used by a parasite: insights into parasite specialization. Parasitology 130: 109–115.
- 2004. The relationship between specialization and local abundance: the case of helminth parasites of birds. Oecologia 140: 372–378. &
- 1994. Parasite manipulation of host behaviour: should hosts always loose? Oikos 70: 479–484. , &
- R Development Core Team. 2011. R: A Language and Environment for Statistical Computing. R Foundation for Statistical Computing, Vienna. ISBN 3-900051-07-0, URL http://www.R-project.org/.
- 1981. A theory of habitat selection. Ecology 62: 327–335.
- 1987. Habitat selection as a source of biological diversity. Evol. Ecol. 1: 315–330.
- 1991. Habitat selection and population interactions: the search of mechanism. Am. Nat. 137: 5–28.
- 2005. Energy costs of blood digestion in a host-specific haematophagous parasite. J. Exp. Biol. 208: 2489–2496. , , , , &
- 2000. Population biology and spatial relationships of coexisting spiny mice (Acomys) in Israel. J. Mammal. 81: 1046–1052. , &
- 2001. Inducible defense against pathogens and parasites: optimal choice among multiple options. J. Theor. Biol. 209: 233–247. &
- 1993. Fleas (Siphonaptera) infesting giant kangaroo rats (Dipodomys ingens) on the Elkhorn and Carrizo plains, San Luis Obispo County, California. J. Med. Entomol. 30: 291–294. , , &
- 1966. Some relationships between mammal hosts and their ectoparasites. In: Ectoparasites of Panama (R.L. Wenzel & V.J. Tipton, eds.), pp. 677–723. Field Mus. Nat. Hist, Chicago. &