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Proceedings Papers
Published: 2022-11-30

Host specificity varies widely in dispersal-limited symbionts

College of Sciences and Mathematics and Molecular Biosciences Program, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA, Department of Biological Sciences, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA
Department of Biological Sciences, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA
Department of Biological Sciences, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA
Department of Ecology and Zoology, CCB/ECZ, Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Trindade, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Department of Biology, Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania, USA
Department of Biological Sciences, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA
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Abstract

A fundamental aspect of symbiotic relationships is host specificity, ranging from extreme specialists associated with only a single host species to generalists associated with many different species. Although symbionts with limited dispersal abilities are typically host specialists, some are known to associate with multiple hosts, but our understanding of the causes and consequences of this variation is limited.

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