Kevin P Johnson

Summary

Affiliation: University of Illinois
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Mitochondrial genome deletions and minicircles are common in lice (Insecta: Phthiraptera)
    Stephen L Cameron
    Discipline of Biogeosciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Qld 4001, Australia
    BMC Genomics 12:394. 2011
  2. ncbi request reprint Deletion bias in avian introns over evolutionary timescales
    Kevin P Johnson
    Illinois Natural History Survey, Champaign, Illinois, USA
    Mol Biol Evol 21:599-602. 2004
  3. pmc Multiple origins of parasitism in lice
    Kevin P Johnson
    Illinois Natural History Survey, 607 East Peabody Drive, Champaign, IL 61820, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 271:1771-6. 2004
  4. doi request reprint The evolution of host specificity in dove body lice
    Kevin P Johnson
    Illinois Natural History Survey, University of Illinois, 1816 South Oak Street, Champaign, IL 61820, USA
    Parasitology 138:1730-6. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint Correlated evolution of host and parasite body size: tests of Harrison's rule using birds and lice
    Kevin P Johnson
    Illinois Natural History Survey, Champaign 61820, USA
    Evolution 59:1744-53. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Dramatically elevated rate of mitochondrial substitution in lice (Insecta: Phthiraptera)
    Kevin P Johnson
    Illinois Natural History Survey, 607 East Peabody Drive, Champaign 61820, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 26:231-42. 2003
  7. pmc Reinterpreting the origins of flamingo lice: cospeciation or host-switching?
    Kevin P Johnson
    Illinois Natural History Survey, 1816 South Oak Street, Champaign, IL 61820, USA
    Biol Lett 2:275-8. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint The perils of using host relationships in parasite taxonomy: phylogeny of the Degeeriella complex
    Kevin P Johnson
    Illinois Natural History Survey, Champaign, IL 61820, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 23:150-7. 2002
  9. doi request reprint The flight of the Passenger Pigeon: phylogenetics and biogeographic history of an extinct species
    Kevin P Johnson
    Illinois Natural History Survey, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL 61820, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 57:455-8. 2010
  10. pmc Competition promotes the evolution of host generalists in obligate parasites
    Kevin P Johnson
    Illinois Natural History Survey, 1816 South Oak Street, Champaign, IL 61820, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 276:3921-6. 2009

Detail Information

Publications35

  1. pmc Mitochondrial genome deletions and minicircles are common in lice (Insecta: Phthiraptera)
    Stephen L Cameron
    Discipline of Biogeosciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Qld 4001, Australia
    BMC Genomics 12:394. 2011
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  2. ncbi request reprint Deletion bias in avian introns over evolutionary timescales
    Kevin P Johnson
    Illinois Natural History Survey, Champaign, Illinois, USA
    Mol Biol Evol 21:599-602. 2004
    ..The length of indel events is variable...
  3. pmc Multiple origins of parasitism in lice
    Kevin P Johnson
    Illinois Natural History Survey, 607 East Peabody Drive, Champaign, IL 61820, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 271:1771-6. 2004
    ..We infer from these results that parasitism of vertebrates arose twice independently within Psocodea, once in the common ancestor of Amblycera and once in the common ancestor of all other parasitic lice...
  4. doi request reprint The evolution of host specificity in dove body lice
    Kevin P Johnson
    Illinois Natural History Survey, University of Illinois, 1816 South Oak Street, Champaign, IL 61820, USA
    Parasitology 138:1730-6. 2011
    ..Recent studies of vertebrate parasites indicate that highly host-specific parasite lineages are not, in fact, evolutionary dead ends; host generalists can evolve from host specialists...
  5. ncbi request reprint Correlated evolution of host and parasite body size: tests of Harrison's rule using birds and lice
    Kevin P Johnson
    Illinois Natural History Survey, Champaign 61820, USA
    Evolution 59:1744-53. 2005
    ..Whatever the reason, Harrison's rule does not hold in body lice, possibly because selection on body size is mediated by community-level interactions between body lice...
  6. ncbi request reprint Dramatically elevated rate of mitochondrial substitution in lice (Insecta: Phthiraptera)
    Kevin P Johnson
    Illinois Natural History Survey, 607 East Peabody Drive, Champaign 61820, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 26:231-42. 2003
    ..Relative rate estimates also increase with model complexity, indicating that methods accounting for more multiple substitution estimate higher relative rates...
  7. pmc Reinterpreting the origins of flamingo lice: cospeciation or host-switching?
    Kevin P Johnson
    Illinois Natural History Survey, 1816 South Oak Street, Champaign, IL 61820, USA
    Biol Lett 2:275-8. 2006
    ..We also demonstrate that the similarity of the louse faunas of flamingos and ducks is a result of host switching from flamingos to ducks, rather than from ducks to flamingos...
  8. ncbi request reprint The perils of using host relationships in parasite taxonomy: phylogeny of the Degeeriella complex
    Kevin P Johnson
    Illinois Natural History Survey, Champaign, IL 61820, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 23:150-7. 2002
    ..This study indicates that the overuse of host taxonomy in louse taxonomy can result in classifications that do not reflect phylogenetic history...
  9. doi request reprint The flight of the Passenger Pigeon: phylogenetics and biogeographic history of an extinct species
    Kevin P Johnson
    Illinois Natural History Survey, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL 61820, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 57:455-8. 2010
    ..Biogeographic analysis suggests the Passenger Pigeon lineage may have colonized North America from Asia, and subsequently dispersed into South America, leading to a more extensive radiation of New World pigeons...
  10. pmc Competition promotes the evolution of host generalists in obligate parasites
    Kevin P Johnson
    Illinois Natural History Survey, 1816 South Oak Street, Champaign, IL 61820, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 276:3921-6. 2009
    ..Taken together, these results suggest that interspecific competition can favour the evolution of host generalists, not specialists, over macroevolutionary time...
  11. ncbi request reprint Phylogenetic analysis of nuclear and mitochondrial genes supports species groups for Columbicola (Insecta: Phthiraptera)
    Kevin P Johnson
    Illinois Natural History Survey, 1816 S Oak Street, Champaign, IL 61820, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 45:506-18. 2007
    ..These trees also revealed considerable structure with respect to biogeographic region and host clade association. These patterns indicated that switching of parasites between host clades is limited by biogeographic proximity...
  12. ncbi request reprint Elevated rates of nonsynonymous substitution in island birds
    K P Johnson
    Department of Biology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    Mol Biol Evol 18:874-81. 2001
    ..An examination of changes to apparently "preferred" and "unpreferred" synonymous codons revealed no consistent difference between island and mainland lineages...
  13. ncbi request reprint Untangling coevolutionary history
    Kevin P Johnson
    Illinois Natural History Survey, Champaign, Illinois 61820, USA
    Syst Biol 53:92-4. 2004
  14. ncbi request reprint The population genetics of host specificity: genetic differentiation in dove lice (Insecta: Phthiraptera)
    Kevin P Johnson
    Illinois Natural History Survey, Champaign, IL 61820, USA
    Mol Ecol 11:25-38. 2002
    ..Underlying differences in dispersal biology probably explain the differences in population genetic structure that we observed between Columbicola and Physconelloides...
  15. ncbi request reprint Ecology of congruence: past meets present
    Dale H Clayton
    Department of Biology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112, USA
    Syst Biol 53:165-73. 2004
    ..To date, studies of parasite dispersal have been mainly inferential. A better understanding of the role of dispersal will require more direct data on dispersal frequency and distances...
  16. doi request reprint Host specialization differentiates cryptic species of feather-feeding lice
    Jael R Malenke
    Department of Biology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112, USA
    Evolution 63:1427-38. 2009
    ..Together, these results suggest that selection in this cryptic species complex reflects selection across the whole genus, and that this selection, in part, contributes to the maintenance of host specialization...
  17. ncbi request reprint When do parasites fail to speciate in response to host speciation?
    Kevin P Johnson
    Illinois Natural History Survey, 607 East Peabody Drive, Champaign, Illinois 61820, USA
    Syst Biol 52:37-47. 2003
    ..Relative rate comparisons for the mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase I gene indicate that molecular substitution occurs about 11 times faster in lice than in their avian hosts...
  18. ncbi request reprint Linking coevolutionary history to ecological process: doves and lice
    Dale H Clayton
    Department of Biology, 257 South 1400 East, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112, USA
    Evolution 57:2335-41. 2003
    ..Although the ecology of body and wing lice is very similar, differences in their dispersal ability may underlie these joint differences in host specificity, population genetic structure, and coevolutionary history...
  19. pmc Host defense reinforces host-parasite cospeciation
    Dale H Clayton
    Department of Biology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100:15694-9. 2003
    ..Overall, our results suggest that host defense reinforces cospeciation in birds and feather lice by preventing lice from switching between hosts of different sizes...
  20. pmc Repeated adaptive divergence of microhabitat specialization in avian feather lice
    Kevin P Johnson
    Illinois Natural History Survey, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL, USA
    BMC Biol 10:52. 2012
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint Differences in straggling rates between two genera of dove lice (Insecta: Phthiraptera) reinforce population genetic and cophylogenetic patterns
    Noah Kerness Whiteman
    Department of Biology, International Center for Tropical Ecology, University of Missouri Saint Louis, Research Building 223, 8001 Natural Bridge Road, Saint Louis, MO 63121, USA
    Int J Parasitol 34:1113-9. 2004
    ..This provides further evidence that differences in dispersal abilities may drive differences in the degree of cospeciation in Columbicola and Phyconelloides lice, which have become model systems in evolutionary biology...
  22. doi request reprint Next-generation phylogenomics using a Target Restricted Assembly Method
    Kevin P Johnson
    Illinois Natural History Survey, University of Illinois, 1816 South Oak Street, Champaign, IL 61820, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 66:417-22. 2013
    ..Given the advantages of using DNA instead of RNA, this technique is very cost effective and feasible given current technologies...
  23. ncbi request reprint Multiple genes and the monophyly of Ischnocera (Insecta: Phthiraptera)
    Kevin P Johnson
    Illinois Natural History Survey, Champaign, Illinois 61820, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 22:101-10. 2002
    ..In sum, although rapidly evolving genes can retain some phylogenetic signal for deep phylogenetic relationships, strong support for such relationships is likely to come from more slowly evolving genes...
  24. pmc Phylogenetic analysis of symbionts in feather-feeding lice of the genus Columbicola: evidence for repeated symbiont replacements
    Wendy A Smith
    Department of Biology, University of Utah, 257 South 1400 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA
    BMC Evol Biol 13:109. 2013
    ..Here we show that bacteria living in a single genus of feather lice, Columbicola (Insecta: Phthiraptera), present an exception to this typical pattern...
  25. ncbi request reprint Genetic and phylogenetic consequences of island biogeography
    K P Johnson
    Department of Biology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City 84112 0840, USA
    Evolution 54:387-96. 2000
    ..Likewise, populations on distant islands should be more divergent than those on close islands. Published observations of a larger proportion of endemic species on large and distant islands support these predictions...
  26. doi request reprint Rates of genomic divergence in humans, chimpanzees and their lice
    Kevin P Johnson
    Illinois Natural History Survey, University of Illinois, 1816 South Oak Street, Champaign, IL 61820, USA, Department of Animal Biology, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801, USA, Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801, USA, Department of Biology Sciences, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556, USA, College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN 55108, USA, Conservation and Ecosystem Health Alliance, Kampala, Uganda, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 281:20132174. 2014
    ..Because this correlation only occurred for substitutions that changed the amino acid, this pattern is probably produced by similar functional constraints across the same genes in humans, chimpanzees and their ectoparasites. ..
  27. ncbi request reprint Molecular systematics of Goniodidae (Insecta: Phthiraptera)
    K P Johnson
    Illinois Natural History Survey, Champaign 61820, USA
    J Parasitol 87:862-9. 2001
    ..Whereas the phylogeny of Goniodidae reflects some aspects of host relationships, biogeography also influences coevolutionary history...
  28. ncbi request reprint Islands, equilibria, and speciation
    Joshua L Cherry
    Department of Organismic, and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02140, USA
    Science 296:975. 2002
  29. ncbi request reprint Phylogenetic position of Phthiraptera (Insecta: Paraneoptera) and elevated rate of evolution in mitochondrial 12S and 16S rDNA
    Kazunori Yoshizawa
    Systematic Entomology, Department of Ecology and Systematics, Graduate School of Agriculture, Hokkaido University, Sapporo 060 8589, Japan
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 29:102-14. 2003
    ..A high diversity of 12S rDNA secondary structure was also observed in wide range of Phthiraptera and Liposcelididae, but these structures seem to have evolved independently in different clades...
  30. ncbi request reprint Phylogenetics of wigeons and allies (Anatidae: Anas): the importance of sampling multiple loci and multiple individuals
    Jeffrey L Peters
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD 21250, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 35:209-24. 2005
    ..Several species shared mtDNA haplotypes, which probably was a result of interspecific hybridization. Overall, the nuclear CHD tree and the mtDNA tree were more congruent with coding regions of mtDNA than they were with morphology...
  31. ncbi request reprint Aligned 18S for Zoraptera (Insecta): phylogenetic position and molecular evolution
    Kazunori Yoshizawa
    Systematic Entomology, Graduate School of Agriculture, Hokkaido University, Sapporo 060 8589, Japan
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 37:572-80. 2005
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint Multiple cophylogenetic analyses reveal frequent cospeciation between pelecaniform birds and Pectinopygus lice
    Joseph Hughes
    Department of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, University of Glasgow, UK
    Syst Biol 56:232-51. 2007
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences support a Cretaceous origin of Columbiformes and a dispersal-driven radiation in the Paleocene
    Sergio L Pereira
    Department of Natural History, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Syst Biol 56:656-72. 2007
    ..Multiple dispersals of more derived Columbiformes between Australasian and Afro-Eurasian regions are required to explain current distributions...
  34. ncbi request reprint Molecular systematics of the barklouse family Psocidae (Insecta: Psocodea: 'Psocoptera') and implications for morphological and behavioral evolution
    Kazunori Yoshizawa
    Systematic Entomology, Graduate School of Agriculture, Hokkaido University, Sapporo 060 8589, Japan
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 46:547-59. 2008
    ..We examined the evolution of symmetric/asymmetric male genitalia over this tree and found this character to be quite homoplasious...
  35. ncbi request reprint The mitochondrial genome of the screamer louse Bothriometopus (phthiraptera: ischnocera): effects of extensive gene rearrangements on the evolution of the genome
    Stephen L Cameron
    Australian National Insect Collection and CSIRO Entomology, Black Mountain Laboratories, PO Box 1700, Canberra, ACT, 2601, Australia
    J Mol Evol 65:589-604. 2007
    ..These may be either a cause or a consequence of gene rearrangements...