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dc.contributor.authorBrito, S. V.
dc.contributor.authorCorso, G.
dc.contributor.authorAlmeida, A. M.
dc.contributor.authorFerreira, F. S.
dc.contributor.authorAlmeida, W. O.
dc.contributor.authorAnjos, L. A. [UNESP]
dc.contributor.authorMesquita, D. O.
dc.contributor.authorVasconcellos, A.
dc.identifier.citationParasitology Research. New York: Springer, v. 113, n. 11, p. 3963-3972, 2014.
dc.description.abstractTrophic networks can have architectonic configurations influenced by historical and ecological factors. The objective of this study was to analyze the architecture of networks between lizards, their endoparasites, diet, and micro-habitat, aiming to understand which factors exert an influence on the composition of the species of parasites. All networks showed a compartmentalized pattern. There was a positive relation between diet and the diversity of endoparasites. Our analyses also demonstrated that phylogeny and the use of micro-habitat influenced the composition of species of endoparasites and diet pattern of lizards. The principal factor that explained the modularity of the network was the foraging strategy, with segregation between the "active foragers" and "sit-and-wait" lizards. Our analyses also demonstrated that historical (phylogeny) and ecological factors (use of micro-habitat by the lizards) influenced the composition of parasite communities. These results corroborate other studies with ectoparasites, which indicate phylogeny and micro-habitat as determinants in the composition of parasitic fauna. The influence of phylogeny can be the result of coevolution between parasites and lizards in the Caatinga, and the influence of micro-habitat should be a result of adaptations of species of parasites to occupy the same categories of micro-habitats as hosts, thus favoring contagion.en
dc.description.sponsorshipFundacao Cearense de Apoio ao Desenvolvimento Cientifico e Tecnologico-FUNCAP post-doctoral fellowship
dc.description.sponsorshipConselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq)
dc.relation.ispartofParasitology Research
dc.sourceWeb of Science
dc.subjectNeotropical regionen
dc.subjectTrophic networksen
dc.titlePhylogeny and micro-habitats utilized by lizards determine the composition of their endoparasites in the semiarid Caatinga of Northeast Brazilen
dc.contributor.institutionUniv Reg Cariri URCA
dc.contributor.institutionUniv Fed Rio Grande do Norte
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
dc.contributor.institutionUniv Fed Paraiba
dc.description.affiliationUniv Reg Cariri URCA, Dept Quim Biol, Ctr Ciencias Biol & Saude, BR-63105000 Crato, CE, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUniv Fed Rio Grande do Norte, Dept Biofis & Farmacol, Ctr Biociencias, BR-59072970 Natal, RN, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUniv Fed Rio Grande do Norte, Ctr Biociencias, Dept Bot Ecol & Zool, BR-59072970 Natal, RN, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUniv Estadual Paulista, FEIS, Dept Biol & Zootecnia, BR-15385000 Sao Paulo, Ilha Solteira, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUniv Fed Paraiba, Dept Sistemat & Ecol, Ctr Ciencias Exatas & Nat, BR-58051900 Joao Pessoa, Paraiba, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUnespUniv Estadual Paulista, FEIS, Dept Biol & Zootecnia, BR-15385000 Sao Paulo, Ilha Solteira, Brazil
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unesp.campusUniversidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Faculdade de Engenharia, Ilha Solteirapt
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