Ecoimmunity in Darwin's finches: invasive parasites trigger acquired immunity in the medium ground finch (Geospiza fortis)

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Department Biology
Creator Clayton, Dale H.
Other Author Huber, Sarah K.; Owen, Jeb P.; Koop, Jennifer A. H.; King, Marisa O.; Grant, Peter R.; Grant, B. Rosemary
Title Ecoimmunity in Darwin's finches: invasive parasites trigger acquired immunity in the medium ground finch (Geospiza fortis)
Date 2010-01-06
Description Invasive parasites pose a serious threat to native animal populations, because hosts with no history of exposure may lack effective immune defenses. Invasive parasites are a particular threat to small, island populations [1,2]. For example, introduced malaria (Plasmodium relictum) has exacerbated the decline of Hawaiian honeycreeper species, many of which are now extinct [3,4]. Darwin’s finches have recently been exposed to two introduced parasites of high conservation priority: avian pox virus (Poxvirus avium) and the nest fly Philornis downsi (Figure 1A, 1B) [1,2].
Type Text
Publisher Public Library of Science (PLoS)
Journal Title PLoS ONE
Volume 5
Issue 1
First Page e8605
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0008605
citatation_issn 1932-6203
Subject Darwins finches; Ecoimmunity; Acquired immunity; Medium ground finch; Geospiza fortis; Invasive parasites; Novel parasites; Poxvirus avium; Nest flies; Philornis downsi
Subject LCSH Ground finches; Ground finches -- Parasites; Poxviruses
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Huber, S. K., Owen, J. P., Koop, J. A. H., King, M. O., Grant, P. R., Grant, B. R., & Clayton, D. H. (2010). Ecoimmunity in Darwins finches: invasive parasites trigger acquired immunity in the medium ground finch (Geospiza fortis). PLoS One, 5(1), e8605.
Rights Management (c)Huber, S. K., Owen, J. P., Koop, J. A. H., King, M. O., Grant, P. R., Grant, B. R., & Clayton, D. H.
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