Data from: Maternally-derived anti-helminth antibodies predict offspring survival in a wild mammal

Alexandra Sparks, Adam Hayward, Kathryn Watt, Jill Pilkington, Josephine Pemberton, Susan Johnston, Tom McNeilly & Daniel Nussey
The transfer of antibodies from mother to offspring provides crucial protection against infection to offspring during early life. However, few studies have tested the consequences of variation in maternal antibody transfer for offspring fitness in the wild. Further, separating out the immunoprotective effects of antibodies from their association with nutritional resources provided by the mother is difficult. Here, we measured plasma levels of total and parasite-specific antibody levels in neonatal (<10 days old) wild Soay...
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