Explaining prevalence, diversity, and host specificity in a community of avian haemosporidian parasites

Published: 29-08-2019| Version 2 | DOI: 10.17632/tcyvyfffcn.2
Contributors:
Vincenzo Ellis,
Xi Huang,
helena westerdahl,
Jane Jönsson,
Dennis Hasselquist,
Júlio Neto,
Jan-Åke Nilsson,
Johan Nilsson,
Arne Hegemann,
Olof Hellgren,
Staffan Bensch

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Data from manuscript "Explaining prevalence, diversity, and host specificity in a community of avian haemosporidian parasites" by Vincenzo A. Ellis, Xi Huang, Helena Westerdahl, Jane Jönsson, Dennis Hasselquist, Júlio M. Neto, Jan-Åke Nilsson, Johan Nilsson, Arne Hegemann, Olof Hellgren, Staffan Bensch

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The "Kranke Data Public.xlsx" dataset includes parasite infection information for individual birds sampled at Krankesjön in southern Sweden. Individuals can be identified by their unique "RingNR". Bird species ("Species"), sex when known ("Sex"), and age when known ("Age.n") are included. Plasmodium and Haemoproteus lineages found infecting an individual bird are listed under "PH_Lin1" if the bird was infected and Leucocytozoon lineages are similarly found under "L_Lin1". The "duplicate" column refers to mixed infections. If an individual had more than one lineage infecting it, we recorded the individual twice (the two entries always appear one after the other) and the "duplicate" column will get a "0" value for the second entry (the first entry will get a value of "1"). There are some individuals that were captured multiple times and these can be found by looking for the same "RingNR" appearing multiple times with "duplicate" equal to "1". The "HostTraits Public.xlsx" dataset includes information on each of the bird species including abundance in log2 categories ("Log2Abundance"), mean weight of the species based on field measurements ("MASS"), and the first two principal components from a PCA analysis on habitat preferences of the species ("habitat_PC1" and "Habitat_PC2"). The "LineageData Public.xlsx" dataset includes the name of each lineage found in Krankesjön ("Lineage_Name"), the genus that the lineage belongs to ("Pgenus"; categories are "P", "H", "L", corresponding to Plasmodium, Haemoproteus, and Leucocytozoon, respectively), and whether the lineage was locally transmitted ("Transm"; categories are "1" if locally transmitted, "0" otherwise).