Sex ratio and sexual dimorphism of three lice species with contrasting prevalence parasitizing the house sparrow.

@article{Pap2013SexRA,
  title={Sex ratio and sexual dimorphism of three lice species with contrasting prevalence parasitizing the house sparrow.},
  author={P{\'e}ter L{\'a}szl{\'o} Pap and Costică Adam and Csongor I V{\'a}g{\'a}si and Zolt{\'a}n Benkő and Orsolya Vincze},
  journal={The Journal of parasitology},
  year={2013},
  volume={99 1},
  pages={
          24-30
        }
}
Female-biased sex ratio is a common phenomenon in parasites; however, the cause and consequence of the skewed sex ratio is less well known. Here, we studied the difference in sex ratio, a possible mechanism responsible for the development of unbalanced proportion of sexes and its consequences on sexual size dimorphism, between 3 louse species parasitizing the house sparrow Passer domesticus. Philopterus fringillae was more prevalent than Sturnidoecus refractariolus and Brueelia cyclothorax. As… CONTINUE READING

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