Bedbugs evolved before their bat hosts and did not co-speciate with ancient humans

Roth, S., Balvín, O., Siva-Jothy, M.T. et al. (12 more authors) (2019) Bedbugs evolved before their bat hosts and did not co-speciate with ancient humans. Current Biology. ISSN 0960-9822



  • Roth, S.
  • Balvín, O.
  • Siva-Jothy, M.T.
  • Di Iorio, O.
  • Benda, P.
  • Calva, O.
  • Faundez, E.I.
  • Anwarali Khan, F.A.
  • McFadzen, M.
  • Lehnert, M.P.
  • Naylor, R.
  • Simov, N.
  • Morrow, E.H.
  • Willassen, E.
  • Reinhardt, K.
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Keywords: Ashford hypothesis; Chiroptera; bedbug; evolution of generalism; hematophagy; human parasite; specialization; speciation
  • Accepted: 18 April 2019
  • Published (online): 16 May 2019
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Science (Sheffield) > School of Biological Sciences (Sheffield) > Department of Animal and Plant Sciences (Sheffield)
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Depositing User: Symplectic Sheffield
Date Deposited: 29 May 2019 15:33
Last Modified: 31 May 2019 10:53
Status: Published online
Publisher: Elsevier
Refereed: Yes
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