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Extensive host-switching of avian feather lice following the Cretaceous-Paleogene mass extinction event.
Commun Biol. 2019; 2:445.CB

Abstract

Nearly all lineages of birds host parasitic feather lice. Based on recent phylogenomic studies, the three major lineages of modern birds diverged from each other before the Cretaceous-Paleogene (K-Pg) mass extinction event. In contrast, studies of the phylogeny of feather lice on birds, indicate that these parasites diversified largely after this event. However, these studies were unable to reconstruct the ancestral avian host lineage for feather lice. Here we use genome sequences of a broad diversity of lice to reconstruct a phylogeny based on 1,075 genes. By comparing this louse evolutionary tree to the avian host tree, we show that feather lice began diversifying on the common ancestor of waterfowl and landfowl, then radiated onto other avian lineages by extensive host-switching. Dating analyses and cophylogenetic comparisons revealed that two of three lineages of birds that diverged before the K-Pg boundary acquired their feather lice after this event via host-switching.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Illinois Natural History Survey, Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL USA. 2Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL USA.Illinois Natural History Survey, Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL USA. 3Department of Biology, University of Nevada, Reno, NV USA.Illinois Natural History Survey, Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL USA. 4Department of Entomology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN USA.2Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL USA.5Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand.6Department of Life Sciences, The Natural History Museum, London, UK.4Department of Entomology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN USA.7Biotério da Universidade Iguaçu, Nova Iguaçu, RJ Brazil.8Department of Entomology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada.9Department of Ornithology, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA USA.Illinois Natural History Survey, Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL USA.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

31815200

Citation

de Moya, Robert S., et al. "Extensive Host-switching of Avian Feather Lice Following the Cretaceous-Paleogene Mass Extinction Event." Communications Biology, vol. 2, 2019, p. 445.
de Moya RS, Allen JM, Sweet AD, et al. Extensive host-switching of avian feather lice following the Cretaceous-Paleogene mass extinction event. Commun Biol. 2019;2:445.
de Moya, R. S., Allen, J. M., Sweet, A. D., Walden, K. K. O., Palma, R. L., Smith, V. S., Cameron, S. L., Valim, M. P., Galloway, T. D., Weckstein, J. D., & Johnson, K. P. (2019). Extensive host-switching of avian feather lice following the Cretaceous-Paleogene mass extinction event. Communications Biology, 2, 445. https://doi.org/10.1038/s42003-019-0689-7
de Moya RS, et al. Extensive Host-switching of Avian Feather Lice Following the Cretaceous-Paleogene Mass Extinction Event. Commun Biol. 2019;2:445. PubMed PMID: 31815200.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Extensive host-switching of avian feather lice following the Cretaceous-Paleogene mass extinction event. AU - de Moya,Robert S, AU - Allen,Julie M, AU - Sweet,Andrew D, AU - Walden,Kimberly K O, AU - Palma,Ricardo L, AU - Smith,Vincent S, AU - Cameron,Stephen L, AU - Valim,Michel P, AU - Galloway,Terry D, AU - Weckstein,Jason D, AU - Johnson,Kevin P, Y1 - 2019/11/29/ PY - 2019/07/11/received PY - 2019/11/08/accepted PY - 2019/12/10/entrez PY - 2019/12/10/pubmed PY - 2020/7/7/medline KW - Coevolution KW - Phylogenetics SP - 445 EP - 445 JF - Communications biology JO - Commun Biol VL - 2 N2 - Nearly all lineages of birds host parasitic feather lice. Based on recent phylogenomic studies, the three major lineages of modern birds diverged from each other before the Cretaceous-Paleogene (K-Pg) mass extinction event. In contrast, studies of the phylogeny of feather lice on birds, indicate that these parasites diversified largely after this event. However, these studies were unable to reconstruct the ancestral avian host lineage for feather lice. Here we use genome sequences of a broad diversity of lice to reconstruct a phylogeny based on 1,075 genes. By comparing this louse evolutionary tree to the avian host tree, we show that feather lice began diversifying on the common ancestor of waterfowl and landfowl, then radiated onto other avian lineages by extensive host-switching. Dating analyses and cophylogenetic comparisons revealed that two of three lineages of birds that diverged before the K-Pg boundary acquired their feather lice after this event via host-switching. SN - 2399-3642 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/31815200/Extensive_host_switching_of_avian_feather_lice_following_the_Cretaceous_Paleogene_mass_extinction_event_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -