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The evolution and fossil record of parasitism
De Baets, K. (2021). The evolution and fossil record of parasitism. Topics in Geobiology, 49. Springer: Cham. ISBN 978-3-030-42483-1; e-ISBN 978-3-030-42484-8. XII, 565 pp. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-42484-8
Part of: Topics in Geobiology. Plenum: New York. ISSN 0275-0120, more

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  • De Baets, K., more

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  • Okamura, B.; Gruhl, A. (2021). Evolution, origins and diversification of parasitic cnidarians, in: De Baets, K. The evolution and fossil record of parasitism. Topics in Geobiology, 49: pp. 109-152, more

Abstract
    This two-volume edited book highlights and reviews the potential of the fossil record to calibrate the origin and evolution of parasitism, and the techniques to understand the development of parasite-host associations and their relationships with environmental and ecological changes. The book deploys a broad and comprehensive approach, aimed at understanding the origins and developments of various parasite groups, in order to provide a wider evolutionary picture of parasitism as part of biodiversity. This supplements contributions by parasitologists that mostly focus on extrapolating from current host associations or distributions, to estimate constraints on the timing of the origin and evolution of various parasite groups. This approach allows a wider evolutionary picture of parasitism on, and as part of, biodiversity.

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