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vol. 162, no. 5 the american naturalist november 2003 Comparative Tests of Parasite Species Richness in Primates
 

Summary: vol. 162, no. 5 the american naturalist november 2003
Comparative Tests of Parasite Species Richness in Primates
Charles L. Nunn,1,* Sonia Altizer,2,
Kate E. Jones,3,
and Wes Sechrest3,
1. Section of Evolution and Ecology, University of California,
Davis, California 95616;
2. Department of Environmental Studies, Emory University,
Atlanta, Georgia 30322;
3. Department of Biology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville,
Virginia 22904
Submitted December 23, 2002; Accepted April 11, 2003;
Electronically published November 6, 2003
Online enhancements: appendix table, tab-delineated ASCII data
table.
abstract: Some hosts harbor diverse parasite communities,
whereas others are relatively parasite free. Many factors have been
proposed to account for patterns of parasite species richness, but few
studies have investigated competing hypotheses among multiple par-
asite communities in the same host clade. We used a comparative

  

Source: Altizer, Sonia M.- Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia
Nunn, Charles - Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University

 

Collections: Environmental Sciences and Ecology