Are avian blood parasites pathogenic in the wild? A medication experiment in blue tits (Parus caeruleus).

@article{Merino2000AreAB,
  title={Are avian blood parasites pathogenic in the wild? A medication experiment in blue tits (Parus caeruleus).},
  author={Santiago Merino and Juan Moreno and Juan Jos{\'e} Sanz and Elena Arriero},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2000},
  volume={267 1461},
  pages={2507-10}
}
The Hamilton and Zuk hypothesis on haemoparasite-mediated sexual selection and certain studies of reproductive costs are based on the assumption that avian blood parasite infections are detrimental to their hosts. However, there is no experimental evidence demonstrating harmful effects of blood parasites on fitness in wild populations, it even having been suggested that they may be non-pathogenic. Only an experimental manipulation of natural blood parasite loads may reveal their harmful effects… CONTINUE READING
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