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Genetics and Evolution: Chronic malaria infections increase family inequalities and reduce parental fitness: experimental evidence from a wild bird population

March 11, 2010 - 12:10 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
S. C. L. Knowles, V. Palinauskas, B. C. Sheldon
Reference: 
Journal of Evolutionary Biology, Volume 30, Issue 2, March 2010, Pages: 258-269

Overall, these results demonstrate that chronic avian malaria infections, far from being benign, can have significant effects on host fitness and may thus constitute an important selection pressure in wild bird populations.

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