S Bensch

Summary

Affiliation: Lund University
Country: Sweden

Publications

  1. pmc The sex-biased brain: sexual dimorphism in gene expression in two species of songbirds
    Sara Naurin
    Department of Biology, Lund University, Ecology Building, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    BMC Genomics 12:37. 2011
  2. pmc The Songbird Neurogenomics (SoNG) Initiative: community-based tools and strategies for study of brain gene function and evolution
    Kirstin Replogle
    Cell and Developmental Biology, Univ, of Illinois, Urbana, IL, USA
    BMC Genomics 9:131. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint The use of AFLP to find an informative SNP: genetic differences across a migratory divide in willow warblers
    Staffan Bensch
    Molecular Population Biology Laboratory, Department of Animal Ecology, University of Lund, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Mol Ecol 11:2359-66. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint Linkage between nuclear and mitochondrial DNA sequences in avian malaria parasites: multiple cases of cryptic speciation?
    Staffan Bensch
    Department of Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Evolution 58:1617-21. 2004
  5. doi request reprint Genetic, morphological, and feather isotope variation of migratory willow warblers show gradual divergence in a ring
    Staffan Bensch
    Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, Ecology Building, SE 22362 Lund, Sweden
    Mol Ecol 18:3087-96. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Ten years of AFLP in ecology and evolution: why so few animals?
    Staffan Bensch
    Department of Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, Lund University, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Mol Ecol 14:2899-914. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Conflicting patterns of mitochondrial and nuclear DNA diversity in Phylloscopus warblers
    Staffan Bensch
    Department of Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Mol Ecol 15:161-71. 2006
  8. pmc Selection for heterozygosity gives hope to a wild population of inbred wolves
    Staffan Bensch
    Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 1:e72. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Temporal dynamics and diversity of avian malaria parasites in a single host species
    Staffan Bensch
    Department of Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, Lund University, S 223 62 Lund Sweden
    J Anim Ecol 76:112-22. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Temporal and spatial variation of hematozoans in Scandinavian willow warblers
    Staffan Bensch
    Department of Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    J Parasitol 89:388-91. 2003

Detail Information

Publications67

  1. pmc The sex-biased brain: sexual dimorphism in gene expression in two species of songbirds
    Sara Naurin
    Department of Biology, Lund University, Ecology Building, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    BMC Genomics 12:37. 2011
    ..Studies of gene expression in related species can shed light on the flexibility, or degree of conservation, of the gene expression profiles underlying sexual dimorphism...
  2. pmc The Songbird Neurogenomics (SoNG) Initiative: community-based tools and strategies for study of brain gene function and evolution
    Kirstin Replogle
    Cell and Developmental Biology, Univ, of Illinois, Urbana, IL, USA
    BMC Genomics 9:131. 2008
    ..In response, we developed a core set of genomic tools and a novel collaborative strategy to probe gene expression in diverse songbird species and natural contexts...
  3. ncbi request reprint The use of AFLP to find an informative SNP: genetic differences across a migratory divide in willow warblers
    Staffan Bensch
    Molecular Population Biology Laboratory, Department of Animal Ecology, University of Lund, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Mol Ecol 11:2359-66. 2002
    ..The selective force maintaining the east-west cline is less obvious. We discuss alternatives to the selection scenario, involving colonization history and asymmetric gene flow...
  4. ncbi request reprint Linkage between nuclear and mitochondrial DNA sequences in avian malaria parasites: multiple cases of cryptic speciation?
    Staffan Bensch
    Department of Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Evolution 58:1617-21. 2004
    ..Studies examining parasite virulence and host immune systems must consider this remarkable diversity of avian malaria parasites...
  5. doi request reprint Genetic, morphological, and feather isotope variation of migratory willow warblers show gradual divergence in a ring
    Staffan Bensch
    Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, Ecology Building, SE 22362 Lund, Sweden
    Mol Ecol 18:3087-96. 2009
    ..The trait clines along the ring distribution outside the Scandinavian secondary contact zone thus seem to have been shaped by independent action of selection or drift during the process of postglacial colonization...
  6. ncbi request reprint Ten years of AFLP in ecology and evolution: why so few animals?
    Staffan Bensch
    Department of Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, Lund University, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Mol Ecol 14:2899-914. 2005
    ..We hope this review will help molecular ecologists to identify when AFLP is likely to be superior to other more established methods, such as microsatellites, SNP (single nucleotide polymorphism) analyses and multigene DNA sequencing...
  7. ncbi request reprint Conflicting patterns of mitochondrial and nuclear DNA diversity in Phylloscopus warblers
    Staffan Bensch
    Department of Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Mol Ecol 15:161-71. 2006
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  8. pmc Selection for heterozygosity gives hope to a wild population of inbred wolves
    Staffan Bensch
    Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 1:e72. 2006
    ..Following our results we recommend that management programs of endangered populations include estimates of both f and heterozygosity, as they may contribute with complementary information about population viability...
  9. ncbi request reprint Temporal dynamics and diversity of avian malaria parasites in a single host species
    Staffan Bensch
    Department of Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, Lund University, S 223 62 Lund Sweden
    J Anim Ecol 76:112-22. 2007
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Temporal and spatial variation of hematozoans in Scandinavian willow warblers
    Staffan Bensch
    Department of Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    J Parasitol 89:388-91. 2003
    ..Such fluctuations of parasites and the selection pressure they supposedly impose on the host population are likely to maintain variation in immune system genes in the host population...
  11. ncbi request reprint Mitochondrial genomic rearrangements in songbirds
    S Bensch
    Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, Sweden
    Mol Biol Evol 17:107-13. 2000
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  12. pmc Host specificity in avian blood parasites: a study of Plasmodium and Haemoproteus mitochondrial DNA amplified from birds
    S Bensch
    Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, Sweden
    Proc Biol Sci 267:1583-9. 2000
    ..Hence, host shifts seem to have occurred repeatedly in this parasite host system. We discuss this in terms of the possible evolutionary consequences for these bird species...
  13. ncbi request reprint Partial albinism in a semi-isolated population of great reed warblers
    S Bensch
    Department of Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, Lund University, SE 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Hereditas 133:167-70. 2000
    ..The albinistic birds experienced a similar lifetime reproductive success as normally coloured birds...
  14. ncbi request reprint Amplified fragment length polymorphism analysis identifies hybrids between two subspecies of warblers
    Staffan Bensch
    Molecular Population Biology Laboratory, Department of Animal Ecology, University of Lund, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Mol Ecol 11:473-81. 2002
    ..With such a frequency of genetic hybrids, there would have been much more mtDNA introgression than observed, had female hybrids been perfectly fertile/viable. This result is consistent with male-biased gene flow and Haldane's rule...
  15. ncbi request reprint A new nested polymerase chain reaction method very efficient in detecting Plasmodium and Haemoproteus infections from avian blood
    J Waldenstrom
    Department of Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, Lund University, SE 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    J Parasitol 90:191-4. 2004
    ..infections, which often are of low intensity and, therefore, hard to detect with other methods...
  16. doi request reprint Haemosporidian blood parasites in European birds of prey and owls
    O Krone
    Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, Solvegatan 37, Lund, Sweden
    J Parasitol 94:709-15. 2008
    ..strains that had already been found in Passeriformes were also detected in the birds of prey and owls examined here, supporting previous findings indicating a broad and nonspecific host spectrum bridging different bird orders...
  17. pmc Within-host speciation of malaria parasites
    Javier Pérez-Tris
    Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 2:e235. 2007
    ..Strict sympatric speciation would involve parasite lineages diverging within a single host species, without any population subdivision...
  18. pmc Evidence of a neo-sex chromosome in birds
    I Pala
    Department of Biology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
    Heredity (Edinb) 108:264-72. 2012
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  19. pmc Microsatellite diversity predicts recruitment of sibling great reed warblers
    B Hansson
    Department of Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, Lund University, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Proc Biol Sci 268:1287-91. 2001
    ..These relationships suggest that the microsatellite markers, which are generally assumed to be neutral, cosegregated with genes exhibiting genetic variation for fitness...
  20. pmc Observation of a ZZW female in a natural population: implications for avian sex determination
    D Arit
    Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, Ecology Building, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Proc Biol Sci 271:S249-51. 2004
    ..Our data strongly suggest a role of W-linked genes in avian sex determination...
  21. ncbi request reprint Cross-species infection of blood parasites between resident and migratory songbirds in Africa
    J Waldenstrom
    Department of Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, Lund University, Sweden
    Mol Ecol 11:1545-54. 2002
    ..This cost of migration could have considerable impact on the evolution of migration and patterns of winter distribution in migrating birds...
  22. ncbi request reprint Increase of genetic variation over time in a recently founded population of great reed warblers (Acrocephalus arundinaceus) revealed by microsatellites and DNA fingerprinting
    B Hansson
    Department of Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, Lund University, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Mol Ecol 9:1529-38. 2000
    ..These results suggest that the population has now recovered genetically, or is in the process of recovering, from a recent founder event...
  23. ncbi request reprint MHC class I typing in a songbird with numerous loci and high polymorphism using motif-specific PCR and DGGE
    H Westerdahl
    Department of Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, Lund University, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Heredity (Edinb) 92:534-42. 2004
    ..In our study population of great reed warblers, we found a high level of genetic variation in MHC class I, and no less than 234 DGGE genotypes were detected among 248 screened individuals...
  24. ncbi request reprint Between-year variation of MHC allele frequencies in great reed warblers: selection or drift?
    H Westerdahl
    Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, Sweden
    J Evol Biol 17:485-92. 2004
    ..These results imply that the variation in MHC allele frequencies between cohorts is not a result of demographic events, but rather an effect of selection favouring different MHC alleles in different years...
  25. doi request reprint Bird hosts, blood parasites and their vectors--associations uncovered by molecular analyses of blackfly blood meals
    O Hellgren
    Department of Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, Lund University, SE 22362 Lund, Sweden
    Mol Ecol 17:1605-13. 2008
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  26. doi request reprint Circannual variation in blood parasitism in a sub-Saharan migrant passerine bird, the garden warbler
    O Hellgren
    Molecular Ecology and Evolution Lab, Department of Biology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
    J Evol Biol 26:1047-59. 2013
    ..Our results stress the importance of appropriate taxonomic resolution when examining host-parasite interactions, as variation in prevalence both between and within parasite genera can show markedly different patterns...
  27. doi request reprint Characterization of a divergent chromosome region in the willow warbler Phylloscopus trochilus using avian genomic resources
    M Lundberg
    Department of Biology, Ecology Building, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
    J Evol Biol 24:1241-53. 2011
    ..Our study shows that cross-species genome information is a useful resource to obtain candidate sequences adjacent to outlier markers in nonmodel species...
  28. pmc Good genes, oxidative stress and condition-dependent sexual signals
    T von Schantz
    Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, Sweden
    Proc Biol Sci 266:1-12. 1999
    ....
  29. doi request reprint Individual oocysts of Isospora (Apicomplexa: Coccidia) parasites from avian feces: from photo to sequence
    Olga V Dolnik
    Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, Solvegatan 37, 22362 Lund, Sweden
    J Parasitol 95:169-74. 2009
    ..This method expands the scope of genetic studies conducted on Isospora species, including routine molecular analysis of single oocysts isolated from fecal samples...
  30. ncbi request reprint Diversity and phylogeny of mitochondrial cytochrome B lineages from six morphospecies of avian Haemoproteus (Haemosporida: Haemoproteidae)
    Olof Hellgren
    Department of Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, Lund University, SE 22362 Lund, Sweden
    J Parasitol 93:889-96. 2007
    ..We, therefore, propose the use of a cyt. b fragment of this length as a standard gene fragment for a DNA bar-coding system for avian Haemoproteus species...
  31. ncbi request reprint Diagnosing genetically diverse avian malarial infections using mixed-sequence analysis and TA-cloning
    J Pérez-Tris
    Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, Ecology Building, SE 22362 Lund, Sweden
    Parasitology 131:15-23. 2005
    ..We discuss the utility of the method, and propose a framework for its use when screening for genetically diverse avian malarial parasites...
  32. doi request reprint Effects of malaria double infection in birds: one plus one is not two
    A Marzal
    Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
    J Evol Biol 21:979-87. 2008
    ..These results demonstrate that malaria infections decrease survival, but also have different consequences on the breeding performance of single- and double-infected wild birds...
  33. ncbi request reprint Molecular population divergence and sexual selection on morphology in the banded demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens)
    E I Svensson
    Section for Animal Ecology, Department of Ecology, Lund University, SE 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Heredity (Edinb) 93:423-33. 2004
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint Parallelism and historical contingency during rapid ecotype divergence in an isopod
    F Eroukhmanoff
    Section for Animal Ecology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
    J Evol Biol 22:1098-1110. 2009
    ..Phenotype sorting during colonization and strong divergent selection might have contributed to these rapid changes. Consequently, phenotypic divergence was only weakly influenced by historical contingency...
  35. pmc Estimating heritabilities and genetic correlations: comparing the 'animal model' with parent-offspring regression using data from a natural population
    Mikael Akesson
    Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 3:e1739. 2008
    ..Our conclusions should be valuable for reconciliation of data obtained in earlier studies as well as for future meta-analyses utilizing estimates from both traditional methods and the animal model...
  36. pmc Postglacial colonisation patterns and the role of isolation and expansion in driving diversification in a passerine bird
    Bengt Hansson
    Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, Ecology Building, Lund, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 3:e2794. 2008
    ..This is in line with the Pleistocene speciation hypothesis invoking that much longer periods of time in isolation are needed for speciation to occur...
  37. ncbi request reprint Detecting shifts of transmission areas in avian blood parasites: a phylogenetic approach
    Olof Hellgren
    Department of Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, Lund University, SE 22362 Lund, Sweden
    Mol Ecol 16:1281-90. 2007
    ....
  38. ncbi request reprint A jack-of-all-trades and still a master of some: prevalence and host range in avian malaria and related blood parasites
    Olof Hellgren
    Department of Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, Lund University, SE 22362 Lund, Sweden
    Ecology 90:2840-9. 2009
    ..Overall, these results show that parasites with the ability to successfully infect a wide variety of host species of broad ancestry also can have the ability to be the most prevalent in single host species...
  39. pmc Do female great reed warblers seek extra-pair fertilizations to avoid inbreeding?
    Bengt Hansson
    Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, Ecology Building, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Proc Biol Sci 271:S290-2. 2004
    ..Instead, female great reed warblers may seek other potential benefits when cuckolding, such as good gene effects at particular functional genes...
  40. pmc Associations between malaria and MHC genes in a migratory songbird
    Helena Westerdahl
    Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, Ecology Building, 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Proc Biol Sci 272:1511-8. 2005
    ..These associations suggest that individuals carrying either a large number of MHC alleles or a specific MHC allele are protected against lethal malaria infections...
  41. ncbi request reprint Linkage mapping of AFLP markers in a wild population of great reed warblers: importance of heterozygosity and number of genotyped individuals
    Mikael Akesson
    Department of Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, Lund University, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Mol Ecol 16:2189-202. 2007
    ..Our results suggest that AFLP provides a fast and inexpensive means of enlarging genetic maps already composed of markers with high polymorphism, also in wild populations with unmanipulated pedigrees...
  42. ncbi request reprint Historical diversification of migration patterns in a passerine bird
    Javier Pérez-Tris
    Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, Ecology Building, SE 22362 Lund, Sweden
    Evolution 58:1819-32. 2004
    ....
  43. doi request reprint Why does dosage compensation differ between XY and ZW taxa?
    Sara Naurin
    Department of Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, Lund University, SE 22362 Lund, Sweden
    Trends Genet 26:15-20. 2010
    ..These patterns and processes contrast with those acting on genes on the X chromosome in XY species, and might help explain the discrepancies in the degree of sex-biased gene expression and dosage compensation in XY and ZW systems...
  44. ncbi request reprint Lifetime fitness of short- and long-distance dispersing great reed warblers
    Bengt Hansson
    Department of Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, Lund University, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Evolution 58:2546-57. 2004
    ..Our study highlights the importance of separating immigrant birds on the basis of their genetic similarity to the local study population when analyzing variation in LRS and inferring realized gene flow...
  45. ncbi request reprint Does linkage disequilibrium generate heterozygosity-fitness correlations in great reed warblers?
    Bengt Hansson
    Department of Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, Lund University, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Evolution 58:870-9. 2004
    ..Our present finding of a significant within-family multilocus heterozygosity-survival association in a nonequilibrium population supports the view that LD generates HFCs in natural populations...
  46. ncbi request reprint A new approach to study dispersal: immigration of novel alleles reveals female-biased dispersal in great reed warblers
    Bengt Hansson
    Department of Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, Lund University, Sweden
    Mol Ecol 12:631-7. 2003
    ....
  47. ncbi request reprint A new PCR assay for simultaneous studies of Leucocytozoon, Plasmodium, and Haemoproteus from avian blood
    Olof Hellgren
    Department of Animal Ecology, Ecology Building, Lund University, SE 22362 Lund, Sweden
    J Parasitol 90:797-802. 2004
    ..Although only a small number of different bird species were investigated (6 passerine species), we found 22 different parasite species lineages (4 Haemoproteus, 8 Plasmodium, and 10 Leucocytozoon)...
  48. doi request reprint Molecular identification of bloodmeals and species composition in Culicoides biting midges
    E Pettersson
    Department of Biology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
    Med Vet Entomol 27:104-12. 2013
    ..These results add new information on the composition of Culicoides species and their host preferences and their potential long-distance dispersal while blood-engorged...
  49. doi request reprint Genetic diversity patterns in five protist species occurring in lakes
    Ramiro Logares
    Limnology Division, Department of Ecology, Lund University, Ecology Building, SE 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Protist 160:301-17. 2009
    ..In addition, our study shows that protists with identical ITS sequences can harbor considerable amounts of genetic diversity...
  50. pmc A strong quantitative trait locus for wing length on chromosome 2 in a wild population of great reed warblers
    Maja Tarka
    Section for Animal Ecology, Department of Biology, Lund University, 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Proc Biol Sci 277:2361-9. 2010
    ..Our results provide a first important step into understanding the genetic architecture of avian wing length, and give opportunities to study the evolutionary dynamics of wing length at the locus level...
  51. doi request reprint Genetics of personalities: no simple answers for complex traits
    Barbara Tschirren
    Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, Solvegatan 37, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Mol Ecol 19:624-6. 2010
    ..2010) attempt to replicate this previously observed association in wild-living birds, and test for the generality of the association between DRD4 and personality across a number of European great tit populations...
  52. ncbi request reprint Do anthropogenic transports facilitate stored-product pest moth dispersal? A molecular approach
    Camilla Ryne
    Chemical Ecology, Ecology Building, Lund University, Solvegatan 37, SE 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Naturwissenschaften 95:155-9. 2008
    ..e. dispersal) of insect pest populations. Including cooperating mills in control (or monitor) strategy schemes against stored-product pest insects would therefore be a more effective action, rather than to treat each mill separately...
  53. pmc Global phylogeographic limits of Hawaii's avian malaria
    Jon S Beadell
    Genetics Program, National Zoological Park and National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC 20008, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 273:2935-44. 2006
    ..The rarity of this lineage in the continental New World and the restriction of closely related lineages to the Old World suggest limitations to the transmission of reproductively isolated parasite groups within the morphological species...
  54. pmc Vertebrate host specificity of wild-caught blackflies revealed by mitochondrial DNA in blood
    Björn Malmqvist
    Department of Ecology and Environmental Science, Umea University, SE 90187 Umea, Sweden
    Proc Biol Sci 271:S152-5. 2004
    ..Such information is of vital interest in studies of disease transmission, coevolutionary relationships, population ecology and wildlife management...
  55. ncbi request reprint Isolation and cross-species amplification of microsatellite loci in the Siberian jay (Perisoreus infaustus)
    Bo Göran Lillandt
    Department of Ecology and Systematics, Zoological Laboratory, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Hereditas 137:157-60. 2002
  56. ncbi request reprint Variation in host specificity between species of avian hemosporidian parasites: evidence from parasite morphology and cytochrome B gene sequences
    Asta Krizanauskiene
    Institute of Ecology, Vilnius University, Akademijos 2, LT 08412 Vilnius, Lithuania
    J Parasitol 92:1319-24. 2006
    ..The natural host range is thus not a reliable taxonomic character in the systematics of these parasites in the form in which it is still accepted in some recent taxonomic studies...
  57. ncbi request reprint Speciation by distance in a ring species
    Darren E Irwin
    Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, 6270 University Boulevard, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z4
    Science 307:414-6. 2005
    ..These findings provide the strongest evidence yet for "speciation by force of distance" in the face of ongoing gene flow...
  58. ncbi request reprint Linkage between mitochondrial cytochrome b lineages and morphospecies of two avian malaria parasites, with a description of Plasmodium (Novyella) ashfordi sp. nov
    Gediminas Valkiunas
    Institute of Ecology, Vilnius University, Akademijos 2, Vilnius 21, LT 08412, Lithuania
    Parasitol Res 100:1311-22. 2007
    ..Other lineages closely related to P. ashfordi and P. relictum are identified. This study establishes the value of PCR-based identification of avian malaria parasites...
  59. pmc Severe inbreeding depression in a wild wolf (Canis lupus) population
    Olof Liberg
    Grimsö Wildlife Research Station, Department of Conservation Biology, Swedish University of Agricultural Science, SE 73091 Riddarhyttan, Sweden
    Biol Lett 1:17-20. 2005
    ..39, p<0.001). This inbreeding depression was recalculated to match standard estimates of lethal equivalents (2B), corresponding to 6.04 (2.58-9.48, 95% CI) litter-size-reducing equivalents in this wolf population...
  60. ncbi request reprint What are malaria parasites?
    Javier Pérez-Tris
    Trends Parasitol 21:209-11. 2005
  61. ncbi request reprint Molecular phylogenetic analysis of circumnuclear hemoproteids (Haemosporida: Haemoproteidae) of sylviid birds, with a description of Haemoproteus parabelopolskyi sp. nov
    Gediminas Valkiunas
    Institute of Ecology, Vilnius University, Akademijos 2, LT 08412 Vilnius, Lithuania
    J Parasitol 93:680-7. 2007
    ..This study establishes the value of both PCR and morphology in identification of avian hemoproteids...
  62. ncbi request reprint Spreading introgression in the wake of a moving contact zone
    Jean Secondi
    UMR MA105 Paysages et biodiversité, Université dAngers Belle Beille, 2 Bd Lavoisier, 49045 Angers Cedex, France
    Mol Ecol 15:2463-75. 2006
    ..Furthermore, we propose that, when the rarefaction of sexual partners drive the hybridization process, movement could be revealed by introgression peaking on the rear edge of the moving zone, or in its close vicinity...
  63. doi request reprint Polymerase chain reaction-based identification of Plasmodium (Huffia) elongatum, with remarks on species identity of haemosporidian lineages deposited in GenBank
    Gediminas Valkiunas
    Institute of Ecology, Vilnius University, Akademijos 2, Vilnius LT 08412, Lithuania
    Parasitol Res 102:1185-93. 2008
    ..elongatum and P. relictum, respectively. Some other incorrect species identifications of avian haematozoa in GenBank have been identified. We propose a strategy to minimise the number of such mistakes in GenBank in the future...
  64. doi request reprint Dynamics of parasitemia of malaria parasites in a naturally and experimentally infected migratory songbird, the great reed warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus
    Pavel Zehtindjiev
    Institute of Zoology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Boulevard, Tzar Osvoboditel 1, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria
    Exp Parasitol 119:99-110. 2008
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  65. ncbi request reprint Nested cytochrome b polymerase chain reaction diagnostics underestimate mixed infections of avian blood haemosporidian parasites: microscopy is still essential
    Gediminas Valkiunas
    Institute of Ecology, Vilnius University, Vilnius 21, LT 08412, Lithuania
    J Parasitol 92:418-22. 2006
    ..Specific primers for Haemoproteus spp. and Plasmodium spp. should be developed. Ideally, a combination of the approaches of both microscopy and PCR-based methods is recommended for this purpose...
  66. ncbi request reprint Diversity, distribution and exchange of blood parasites meeting at an avian moving contact zone
    Julien Reullier
    Laboratoire d Ecologie Animale, UMR MA 105 Paysages et biodiversité, Faculte des Sciences, Universite d Angers, Campus de Belle Beille, France
    Mol Ecol 15:753-63. 2006
    ..Besides, they also support the idea that parasite-mediated competition might contribute to the displacement of hosts' contact zones, thereby emphasizing the role of parasitism on the population dynamics of sympatric species...
  67. doi request reprint Parasite misidentifications in GenBank: how to minimize their number?
    Gediminas Valkiunas
    Trends Parasitol 24:247-8. 2008