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    • Sociality, exotic ectoparasites, and fitness in the plural breeding rodent Octodon degus 

      Burger, Joseph R.; Chesh, Adrian S.; Muñoz, Pamela; Fredes Martínez, Fernando; Ebensperger, Luis A.; Hayes, Loren D. (Springer, 2012)
      Social animals are susceptible to high infection levels by contact-transmitted parasites due to increased conspecific interaction. Exotic parasites are known to have adverse consequences on native hosts. We examined ...