Data for: Heritability and parental effects in telomere length in a color polymorphic long-lived bird

Chiara Morosinotto, Staffan Bensch, Maja Tarka & Patrik Karell
Telomere length, an indicator of senescence, has been shown to be heritable but can also be affected by environmental factors, like parental effects. Investigating heritability as well as parental effects and rearing environment can help us to understand the factors affecting offspring telomeres. Moreover, how phenotypic parental traits linked with fitness can impact offspring telomere length is still unclear. A phenotypic marker closely associated with physiological traits and fitness is melanin-based color polymorphism, which in...
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