Sexually transmitted bacteria affect female cloacal assemblages in a wild bird.

  title={Sexually transmitted bacteria affect female cloacal assemblages in a wild bird.},
  author={Jo{\"e}l White and Pascal Mirleau and Etienne G. J. Danchin and Herv{\'e} Mulard and Scott A. Hatch and Philipp Heeb and R. Harrison Wagner},
  journal={Ecology letters},
  volume={13 12},
Ecology Letters (2010) 13: 1515-1524 ABSTRACT: Sexual transmission is an important mode of disease propagation, yet its mechanisms remain largely unknown in wild populations. Birds comprise an important model for studying sexually transmitted microbes because their cloaca provides a potential for both gastrointestinal pathogens and endosymbionts to become incorporated into ejaculates. We experimentally demonstrate in a wild population of kittiwakes (Rissa tridactyla) that bacteria are… CONTINUE READING
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