Data from: Song sparrows Melospiza melodia have a home-field advantage in defending against sympatric malarial parasites

Yanina Sarquis-Adamson & Elizabeth A. MacDougall-Shackleton
Hosts and parasites interact on both evolutionary and ecological timescales. The outcome of these interactions, specifically whether hosts are more resistant to their local parasites (sympatric) than to parasites from another location (allopatric), is likely to affect the spread of infectious disease and the fitness consequences of host dispersal. We conducted a cross-infection experiment to determine whether song sparrows (Melospiza melodia) have an advantage in dealing with sympatric parasites. We captured birds from two breeding...
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