Malarial parasites as geographical markers in migratory birds?

@article{Fallon2006MalarialPA,
  title={Malarial parasites as geographical markers in migratory birds?},
  author={Sylvia M Fallon and Robert C Fleischer and Gary R Graves},
  journal={Biology letters},
  year={2006},
  volume={2 2},
  pages={213-6}
}
We tested the hypothesis that malarial parasites (Plasmodium and Haemoproteus) of black-throated blue warblers (Dendroica caerulescens) provide sufficient geographical signal to track population movements between the warbler's breeding and wintering habitats in North America. Our results from 1083 warblers sampled across the species' breeding range indicate that parasite lineages are geographically widespread and do not provide site-specific information. The wide distribution of malarial… CONTINUE READING

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