New paper! "Specialist enemies, generalist weapons and the potential spread of exotic pathogens

Great new paper by Mr. Nicholas Clark on malaria parasites in the Indian myna! The abstract and link are below. Clark, N. J., Olsson-Pons, S., Ishtiaq, F., and Clegg, S. M. (2015) Specialist enemies, generalist weapons and the potential spread of exotic pathogens: malaria parasites in a highly invasive bird. International Journal for Parasitology. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpara.2015.08.008 (online early) (link). ABSTRACT Pathogens can influence the success of invaders. The Enemy Release Hypothesis predicts invaders encounter reduced pathogen abundance and diversity, while the Novel Weapons Hypothesis predicts invaders carry novel pathogens that spill over to competitors. We tested t

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