Jessica E Light

Summary

Affiliation: University of Florida
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Cophylogeny and disparate rates of evolution in sympatric lineages of chewing lice on pocket gophers
    Jessica E Light
    Department of Biological Sciences and Museum of Natural Science, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 45:997-1013. 2007
  2. doi request reprint What's in a name: the taxonomic status of human head and body lice
    Jessica E Light
    Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Dickinson Hall, PO Box 117800, Gainesville, FL 32611 7800, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 47:1203-16. 2008
  3. doi request reprint Codivergence in heteromyid rodents (Rodentia: heteromyidae) and their sucking lice of the genus Fahrenholzia (Phthiraptera: anoplura)
    Jessica E Light
    Department of Biological Sciences and Museum of Natural Science, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
    Syst Biol 57:449-65. 2008
  4. doi request reprint Geographic distributions and origins of human head lice (Pediculus humanus capitis) based on mitochondrial data
    Jessica E Light
    Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA
    J Parasitol 94:1275-81. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Multigene analysis of phylogenetic relationships and divergence times of primate sucking lice (Phthiraptera: Anoplura)
    Jessica E Light
    Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Dickinson Hall, P O Box 117800, Gainesville, FL 32611 7800, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 50:376-90. 2009
  6. pmc Pair of lice lost or parasites regained: the evolutionary history of anthropoid primate lice
    David L Reed
    Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611, USA
    BMC Biol 5:7. 2007
  7. pmc Mutational meltdown in primary endosymbionts: selection limits Muller's ratchet
    Julie M Allen
    Zoology Department and Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA
    PLoS ONE 4:e4969. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Molecular identification of lice from pre-Columbian mummies
    Didier Raoult
    Unite des Rickettsies CNRS UMR 6020, Faculté de Médecine Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France
    J Infect Dis 197:535-43. 2008

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Publications8

  1. ncbi request reprint Cophylogeny and disparate rates of evolution in sympatric lineages of chewing lice on pocket gophers
    Jessica E Light
    Department of Biological Sciences and Museum of Natural Science, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 45:997-1013. 2007
    ..These rate differences are hypothesized to result from population-level phenomena, such as effective population size, founder effects, and drift, that influence rates of nucleotide substitution...
  2. doi request reprint What's in a name: the taxonomic status of human head and body lice
    Jessica E Light
    Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Dickinson Hall, PO Box 117800, Gainesville, FL 32611 7800, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 47:1203-16. 2008
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  3. doi request reprint Codivergence in heteromyid rodents (Rodentia: heteromyidae) and their sucking lice of the genus Fahrenholzia (Phthiraptera: anoplura)
    Jessica E Light
    Department of Biological Sciences and Museum of Natural Science, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
    Syst Biol 57:449-65. 2008
    ..We recommend that future studies of codivergence include temporal comparisons and, when possible, use the same molecular marker(s) in hosts and parasites to achieve the greatest insight into the history of the host-parasite relationship...
  4. doi request reprint Geographic distributions and origins of human head lice (Pediculus humanus capitis) based on mitochondrial data
    Jessica E Light
    Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA
    J Parasitol 94:1275-81. 2008
    ..It is likely that lice belonging to this mitochondrial clade recently migrated to other geographic localities, e.g., Europe and Australia, and, if not already present, may disperse further to occupy all geographic regions...
  5. doi request reprint Multigene analysis of phylogenetic relationships and divergence times of primate sucking lice (Phthiraptera: Anoplura)
    Jessica E Light
    Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Dickinson Hall, P O Box 117800, Gainesville, FL 32611 7800, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 50:376-90. 2009
    ..Thus, these results provide further evidence that data from cospeciating organisms can yield important information about the evolutionary history of their hosts...
  6. pmc Pair of lice lost or parasites regained: the evolutionary history of anthropoid primate lice
    David L Reed
    Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611, USA
    BMC Biol 5:7. 2007
    ..In this study, we reconstruct the evolutionary history of primate lice and infer the historical events that explain the current distribution of these lice on their primate hosts...
  7. pmc Mutational meltdown in primary endosymbionts: selection limits Muller's ratchet
    Julie M Allen
    Zoology Department and Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA
    PLoS ONE 4:e4969. 2009
    ..For example, selection may act to slow the effects of Muller's ratchet by removing slightly deleterious mutations before they go to fixation thereby causing a decrease in nucleotide substitutions rates in older p-endosymbiont lineages...
  8. doi request reprint Molecular identification of lice from pre-Columbian mummies
    Didier Raoult
    Unite des Rickettsies CNRS UMR 6020, Faculté de Médecine Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France
    J Infect Dis 197:535-43. 2008
    ..The other 2 (types B and C) include only head lice and are geographically restricted. It was hypothesized that head louse phylotypes were exchanged only recently, after European exploration and colonization (after Columbus)...