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- LITMAN, JESSICA R.; PRAZ, CHRISTOPHE J.; DANFORTH, BRYAN N.; GRISWOLD, TERRY L.; CARDINAL, SOPHIE
- International journal of organic evolution 2013 v.67 no.10 pp. 2982
- Apoidea; adults; brood parasitism; evolution; hosts; instars; kleptoparasitism; larvae; nests; niches; parasites; progeny
- ... The evolution of parasitic behavior may catalyze the exploitation of new ecological niches yet also binds the fate of a parasite to that of its host. It is thus not clear whether evolutionary transitions from free-living organism to parasite lead to increased or decreased rates of diversification. We explore the evolution of brood parasitism in long-tongued bees and find decreased rates of diversi ...