Data from: Species mtDNA genetic diversity explained by infrapopulation size in a host-symbiont system

Jorge Doña, Marina Moreno-García, Charles D. Criscione, David Serrano & Roger Jovani
Understanding what shapes variation in genetic diversity among species remains a major challenge in evolutionary ecology, and it has been seldom studied in parasites and other host-symbiont systems. Here, we studied mtDNA variation in a host-symbiont non-model system: 418 individual feather mites from 17 feather mite species living on 17 different passerine bird species. We explored how a surrogate of census size, the median infrapopulation size (i.e., the median number of individual parasites per infected...
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