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Darwin’s Transatlantic Lice
 

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An invited talk as part of the Darwin series for Nature Live at the Natural History Museum, London. Given on December 11, 2008.

An invited talk as part of the Darwin series for Nature Live at the Natural History Museum, London. Given on December 11, 2008.

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  • Da r win’s T r a ns a t la nt ic Lic e Vincent S. Smith
  • Da r win on Lic e
  • Lic e - s pe c ia lis t pa r a s it e s
  • A d a pt a t ion
  • Da r win’s que s t ion
  • Lous e E volut ion
  • Co- e volut ion
  • Co- s pe c ia t ion Co-speciation
  • Pr ima t e Lic e
  • H uma n Lic e
  • Pr ima t e Lic e
  • Pr ima t e s ?
  • Co- e volut ion ? 1.2 My Time 5.4 My 8.8 My
  • Re c e nt H uma n E volut ion Europe Africa Asia Americas 0 Age (million years ago) 1.0 2.0
  • S wit c h ing h os t s
  • “A r c h a ic ” a nd mod e r n h uma ns ma d e c ont a c t
  • T h e Lous e F a mily T r e e T h e n a nd now… 242 species (1844) Birds Mammals
  • T h e Lous e F a mily T r e e T h e n a nd now… 4,947 species (2008) Birds Mammals
  • T h e Lous e F a mily T r e e T h e n a nd now… 4,947 species (2008) Birds Mammals
  • Ga la pa g os M oc k ing b ir d s
  • M oc k ing b ir d Pa r a s it e s
  • Compa r ing f a mily t r e e s Mockingbirds Islands Lice Mites
  • Questions?