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dc.contributor.authorBittleston, Leonora Sophia
dc.contributor.authorPierce, Naomi E.
dc.contributor.authorEllison, Aaron M.
dc.contributor.authorPringle, Anne
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-25T19:15:24Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifierQuick submit: 2016-01-15T17:08:30-05:00
dc.identifier.citationBittleston, Leonora S., Naomi E. Pierce, Aaron M. Ellison, and Anne Pringle. 2016. “Convergence in Multispecies Interactions.” Trends in Ecology & Evolution (February). doi:10.1016/j.tree.2016.01.006.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0169-5347en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:25620508
dc.description.abstractThe concepts of convergent evolution and community convergence highlight how selective pressures can shape unrelated organisms or communities in similar ways. We propose a related concept, convergent interactions, to describe the independent evolution of multispecies interactions with similar physiological or ecological functions. A focus on convergent interactions clarifies how natural selection repeatedly favors particular kinds of associations among species. Characterizing convergent interactions in a comparative context is likely to facilitate prediction of the ecological roles of organisms (including microbes) in multispecies interactions, and selective pressures acting in poorly understood or newly discovered multispecies systems. We illustrate the concept of convergent interactions with examples: vertebrates and their gut bacteria; ectomycorrhizae; insect-fungal-bacterial interactions; pitcherplant food webs; and ants and ant-plants.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipOrganismic and Evolutionary Biologyen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherElsevier BVen_US
dc.relation.isversionof10.1016/j.tree.2016.01.006en_US
dash.licenseOAP
dc.subjectcommunity ecologyen_US
dc.subjectconvergent evolutionen_US
dc.subjectmicrobeen_US
dc.subjectmutualismen_US
dc.subjectsymbiosisen_US
dc.titleConvergence in Multispecies Interactionsen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.date.updated2016-01-15T22:08:31Z
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscripten_US
dc.rights.holderL.S. Bittleston, N.E. Pierce, A.M. Ellison, A. Pringle
dc.relation.journalTrends in Ecology & Evolutionen_US
dash.depositing.authorPierce, Naomi E.
dc.date.available2016-02-25T19:15:24Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.tree.2016.01.006*
dash.contributor.affiliatedBittleston, Leonora
dash.contributor.affiliatedPierce, Naomi
dash.contributor.affiliatedPringle, Anne E.
dash.contributor.affiliatedEllison, Aaron
dc.identifier.orcid0000-0003-4007-5405
dc.identifier.orcid0000-0003-4151-6081


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