Quantitative analysis of mite symbionts of a brood parasitic passerine bird
Luiz's new paper came out on Communitations Biology! His work indicates that conspecific horizontal transmission plays a role in host colonization and can promote codiversification at a macro scale.
When do single-host parasites become multi-host?
Check out our study predicting host switches in acariform mites parasitic on mammals using an advanced statistical modeling framework and a global dataset. Our findings offer a deeper understanding of the complex relationships between mites, their mammalian hosts, climate, and the environment.