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dc.contributor.authorClark, NJ
dc.contributor.authorAdlard, RD
dc.contributor.authorClegg, SM
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T12:44:40Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T12:44:40Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.issn1037-258X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/69989
dc.description.abstractIsland and mainland populations of animals can experience substantial differences in their interactions with other species. One possible outcome of island colonisation is a reduction in parasite pressure on the island in comparison to the mainland, leading to ecological release for the host. We carried out a molecular survey for avian malaria (Plasmodium and Haemoproteus spp.) infections in Capricorn Silvereyes (Zosterops lateralis chlorocephalus) from a small island population previously thought to be free from the disease (Heron Island, Australia). We also screened mainland Silvereyes (Z. lateralis cornwalli) that arrived on the island as vagrants. Nested-PCR revealed an avian haemosporidian blood parasite prevalence of 6.2% in resident island Silvereyes and 100% for mainland vagrants (n=3). We report the first evidence of avian malaria infection in Silvereyes from Heron Island, indicating that island residents have not entirely escaped their avian malaria parasites. Additionally, we suggest that mainland vagrants play important roles in maintaining the stability of Heron Island's avian parasite community.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherQueensland Ornithological Society
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.publisher.urihttp://birdsqueensland.org.au/sunbird_authors.php
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto11
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalThe Sunbird
dc.relation.ispartofvolume44
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchZoology not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchZoology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode060899
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0608
dc.titleFirst evidence of avian malaria in Capricorn Silvereyes (Zosterops Lateralis Chlorocephalus) on Heron Island
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environment
gro.rights.copyright© 2014 Birds Queensland. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
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gro.griffith.authorClegg, Sonya
gro.griffith.authorClark, Nick


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