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Penguin ectoparasite panmixia suggests extensive host movement within a colony

Moon, Katherine; Dann, Peter; Chown, Steven; McGaughran, Angela; Fraser, Ceridwen


Parasite population structure can be used to infer fine-scale movement in host species. Many penguin species form large social colonies, and are highly philopatric, returning to the same nest or burrow, along the same route, after each trip to sea. Within a colony, however, the local abundance, physical similarity, and nocturnal habits of penguins hinder the observation of fine-scale movements. To determine the extent of movement and interaction of penguins within colonies, a genotyping by...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Auk
DOI: 10.1642/AUK-17-226.1


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