• Diversity, Loss, and Gain of Malaria Parasites in a Globally Invasive Bird 

      Marzal, Alfonso; Ricklefs, Robert E.; Valkiunas, Gediminas; Albayrak, Tamer; Arriero, Elena; Bonneaud, Camille; Czirjak, Gabor A.; Ewen, John; Hellgren, Olof; Horakova, Dita; Iezhova, Tatjana A.; Jensen, Henrik; Krizanauskiene, Asta; Lima, Marcos R.; de Lope, Florentino; Magnussen, Eydfinn; Martin, Lynn B.; Møller, Anders P.; Palinauskas, Vaidas; Pap, Peter L.; Perez-Tris, Javier; Sehgal, Ravinder N. M.; Soler, Manuel; Szöllösi, Eszter; Westerdahl, Helena; Zetindjiev, Pavel; Bensch, Staffan (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2011)
      Invasive species can displace natives, and thus identifying the traits that make aliens successful is crucial for predicting and preventing biodiversity loss. Pathogens may play an important role in the invasive process, ...
    • Variation in MHC genotypes in two populations of house sparrow (Passer domesticus) with different population histories 

      Pedersen, Åsa Alexandra Borg; Pedersen, Sindre Andre; Jensen, Henrik; Westerdahl, Helena (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2011)
      Small populations are likely to have a low genetic ability for disease resistance due to loss of genetic variation through inbreeding and genetic drift. In vertebrates, the highest genetic diversity of the immune system ...