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Data from: Lysozyme-associated bactericidal activity in the ejaculate of a wild passerine

Melissah Rowe, Gábor Árpád Czirják, Jan Lifjeld, Mathieu T. Giraudeau, Jan T. Lifjeld & Mathieu Giraudeau
Numerous antibacterial substances have been identified in the ejaculates of animals and are suggested to protect sperm from bacterial-induced damage in both the male and female reproductive tracts. Lysozymes, enzymes that exhibit bactericidal activity through their ability to break down bacterial cell walls, are likely to be particularly important for sperm defence as they are part of the constitutive innate immune system and are thus immediately available to protect sperm from bacterial attack. Birds are...

Data from: Evidence for an association between post-fledging dispersal and microsatellite multilocus heterozygosity in a large population of greater flamingos

Mark A. F. Gillingham, Frank Cézilly, Rémi Wattier & Arnaud Béchet
Dispersal can be divided into three stages: departure, transience and settlement. Despite the fact that theoretical studies have emphasized the importance of heterozygosity on dispersal strategies, empirical evidence of its effect on different stages of dispersal is lacking. Here, using multi-event capture-mark-recapture models, we show a negative association between microsatellite multilocus heterozygosity (MLH; 10 loci; n = 1023) and post-fledging dispersal propensity for greater flamingos, Phoenicopterus roseus, born in southern France. We propose that the...

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  • Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research
  • University of Oslo
  • Arizona State University
  • University of Burgundy
  • Tour du Valat