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Phylosymbiosis: Relationships and Functional Effects of Microbial Communities across Host Evolutionary History

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Analyses and predictions that can distinguish stochastic host–microbiota assembly from phylosymbiosis under controlled conditions.

Two-dimensional ordination plots depict hypothetical microbiota similarity under (A) stochastic versus (B) phylosymbiotic models. Dashed lines represent host-specific clustering. Topological congruence analyses between host phylogeny (evolutionary relatedness) and microbial community dendrogram (ecological relatedness) depict the pattern expected for (C) stochastic versus (D) phylosymbiotic host–microbiota assembly.

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