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DNA fingerprint similarity between female and juvenile brown-headed cowbirds trapped together

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DNA fingerprint similarity between female and juvenile brown-headed cowbirds trapped together; 1995; Article; Journal; Animal Behaviour; Hahn, D.C.; Fleischer, R.C.

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This DNA fingerprinting study investigates whether females of the brood parasite brown-headed cowbird, Molothrus ater, associate with their own juvenile offspring at feeding sites more often than would be expected by chance. Cowbirds lay their eggs in the nests of a variety of host species and, as far as is known, leave them to the care of foster parents. Using baited walk-in funnel traps, 36 adult female-juvenile pairs (or trios) of cowbirds were trapped. Blood samples were collected from these individuals to conduct DNA fingerprinting analyses, calculate similarity indices, and to compare S-values for the 11 comparisons of juveniles and the females with which they were caught with S-values of random pairings of juveniles and the [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1016/0003-3472(95)90079-9
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