Browsing UT Electronic Theses and Dissertations by Subject "Fungi--Ecology"
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Evolutionary ecology and natural history of fungus-growing ants : host-switching, divergence, and asexuality (2007-05)Host-switch associated divergence is an important generator of diversity among insects. Here, I investigate whether host-switching plays a role in fungus-growing ant divergence. There are over 210 known species of ants ...
(2004)Host-parasite coevolution is intricately coupled with parasite specialization. As hosts become resistant, parasites may adapt and overcome that resistance or may become specialized on a narrow range of susceptible hosts. ...