House finch populations differ in early inflammatory signaling and pathogen tolerance at the peak of Mycoplasma gallisepticum infection.

@article{Adelman2013HouseFP,
  title={House finch populations differ in early inflammatory signaling and pathogen tolerance at the peak of Mycoplasma gallisepticum infection.},
  author={James S. Adelman and Laila T Kirkpatrick and Jessica L. Grodio and Dana M Hawley},
  journal={The American naturalist},
  year={2013},
  volume={181 5},
  pages={674-89}
}
Host individuals and populations often vary in their responses to infection, with direct consequences for pathogen spread and evolution. While considerable work has focused on the mechanisms underlying differences in resistance-the ability to kill pathogens-we know little about the mechanisms underlying tolerance-the ability to minimize fitness losses per unit pathogen. Here, we examine patterns and mechanisms of tolerance between two populations of house finches (Haemorhous [formerly… CONTINUE READING