Towards a better understanding of the evolution of specialized parasites of fungus-growing ant crops

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Towards a better understanding of the evolution of specialized parasites of fungus-growing ant crops. / Yek, Sze Huei; Boomsma, Jacobus Jan; Poulsen, Michael.

In: Psyche (Cambridge, 1874), Vol. 2012, 2012.

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Yek, SH, Boomsma, JJ & Poulsen, M 2012, 'Towards a better understanding of the evolution of specialized parasites of fungus-growing ant crops', Psyche (Cambridge, 1874), vol. 2012. https://doi.org/10.1155/2012/239392

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Yek, S. H., Boomsma, J. J., & Poulsen, M. (2012). Towards a better understanding of the evolution of specialized parasites of fungus-growing ant crops. Psyche (Cambridge, 1874), 2012. https://doi.org/10.1155/2012/239392

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Yek SH, Boomsma JJ, Poulsen M. Towards a better understanding of the evolution of specialized parasites of fungus-growing ant crops. Psyche (Cambridge, 1874). 2012;2012. https://doi.org/10.1155/2012/239392

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Yek, Sze Huei ; Boomsma, Jacobus Jan ; Poulsen, Michael. / Towards a better understanding of the evolution of specialized parasites of fungus-growing ant crops. In: Psyche (Cambridge, 1874). 2012 ; Vol. 2012.

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abstract = "Fungus-growing ants have interacted and partly coevolved with specialised microfungal parasites of the genus Escovopsis sincethe origin of ant fungiculture about 50 million years ago. Here, we review the recent progress in understanding the patterns ofspecificity of this ant-parasite association, covering both the colony/population level and comparisons between phylogenetic clades.We use a modified version of Tinbergen’s four categories of evolutionary questions to structure our review in complementaryapproaches addressing both proximate questions of development and mechanism, and ultimate questions of (co)adaptation andevolutionary history. Using the same scheme, we identify future research questions that are likely to be particularly illuminatingfor understanding the ecology and evolution of Escovopsis parasitism of the cultivar maintained by fungus-growing ants",
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N2 - Fungus-growing ants have interacted and partly coevolved with specialised microfungal parasites of the genus Escovopsis sincethe origin of ant fungiculture about 50 million years ago. Here, we review the recent progress in understanding the patterns ofspecificity of this ant-parasite association, covering both the colony/population level and comparisons between phylogenetic clades.We use a modified version of Tinbergen’s four categories of evolutionary questions to structure our review in complementaryapproaches addressing both proximate questions of development and mechanism, and ultimate questions of (co)adaptation andevolutionary history. Using the same scheme, we identify future research questions that are likely to be particularly illuminatingfor understanding the ecology and evolution of Escovopsis parasitism of the cultivar maintained by fungus-growing ants

AB - Fungus-growing ants have interacted and partly coevolved with specialised microfungal parasites of the genus Escovopsis sincethe origin of ant fungiculture about 50 million years ago. Here, we review the recent progress in understanding the patterns ofspecificity of this ant-parasite association, covering both the colony/population level and comparisons between phylogenetic clades.We use a modified version of Tinbergen’s four categories of evolutionary questions to structure our review in complementaryapproaches addressing both proximate questions of development and mechanism, and ultimate questions of (co)adaptation andevolutionary history. Using the same scheme, we identify future research questions that are likely to be particularly illuminatingfor understanding the ecology and evolution of Escovopsis parasitism of the cultivar maintained by fungus-growing ants

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