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The Sequence of the Human Genome
A 2.91-billion base pair (bp) consensus sequence of the euchromatic portion of the human genome was generated by the whole-genome shotgun sequencing method. The 14.8-billion bp DNA sequence wasExpand
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Decision rules for site fidelity in a migratory bird
I studied 787 female and 510 male Prothonotary Warblers (Protonotaria citrea) breeding in southern Illinois, USA, from 1994 to 2000 to test two competing hy- potheses that may explain between-yearExpand
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Retaliatory mafia behavior by a parasitic cowbird favors host acceptance of parasitic eggs
Why do many hosts accept costly avian brood parasitism even when parasitic eggs and nestlings differ dramatically in appearance from their own? Scientists argue that evolutionary lag or equilibriumExpand
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Multiple effects of brood parasitism reduce the reproductive success of prothonotary warblers, Protonotaria citrea
Abstract Avian brood parasitism often has multiple negative effects on the reproductive success of the host. Most studies have focused on one or two of these effects, but rarely have they all beenExpand
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Brood parasitism increases provisioning rate, and reduces offspring recruitment and adult return rates, in a cowbird host
Interspecific brood parasitism in birds presents a special problem for the host because the parasitic offspring exploit their foster parents, causing them to invest more energy in their currentExpand
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Water depth influences nest predation for a wetland-dependent bird in fragmented bottomland forests
The alteration and fragmentation of natural habitats has resulted in increased rates of nest predation and poor reproductive success for many bird species. The development of effective conservationExpand
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Effects of forest patch size on nesting success of wood thrushes
-Declines of many forest-dwelling Neotropical migrants have been attributed, in part, to fragmentation of forest habitat on the breeding grounds in North America. During 1990-1991, we determinedExpand
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Juvenile Survival in a Neotropical Migratory Songbird Is Lower than Expected
Attempts to estimate and identify factors influencing first-year survival in passerines, survival between fledging and the first reproductive attempt (i.e. juvenile survival), have largely beenExpand
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Population declines of Neotropical migrant songbirds breeding in the eastern deciduous forest have been attributed, in part, to low reproductive success resulting from high rates of brood parasitismExpand
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Experiments and observations of prothonotary warblers indicate a lack of adaptive responses to brood parasitism
It has been suggested that prothonotary warblers, Protonotaria citrea, respond adaptively to brood parasitism by brown-headed cowbirds, Molothrus ater, even though they lack historical habitat andExpand
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