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Time-shift experiments as a tool to study antagonistic coevolution.
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PMID:  19201504     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although understanding natural selection in antagonistic host-parasite interactions has been a challenge for many years, direct evidence for the coevolutionary process is still scarce, particularly in relation to changes in antagonist populations over time. The underlying processes of coevolution thus remain difficult to characterise. Time-shift experiments can be used to test the performance of an antagonist population from a moment in time against the other from the same and different moments in time, revealing reciprocal adaptation in host-parasite relationships. Here we discuss how time-shift experiments together with modelling can shed new insights on the underlying processes of antagonistic coevolution.
Sabrina Gaba; Dieter Ebert
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review     Date:  2009-02-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  Trends in ecology & evolution     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0169-5347     ISO Abbreviation:  Trends Ecol. Evol. (Amst.)     Publication Date:  2009 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-04-14     Completed Date:  2009-05-29     Revised Date:  2011-05-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8805125     Medline TA:  Trends Ecol Evol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  226-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
Universität Basel, Zoologisches Institut, Evolutionsbiologie, Vesalgasse 1, 4051 Basel, Switzerland.
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MeSH Terms
Biological Evolution*
Host-Parasite Interactions*

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