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Biology Articles » Biomathematics » Genetic variation in the invasive avian parasite, Philornis downsi (Diptera, Muscidae) on the Galápagos archipelago » Miscellaneous

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- Genetic variation in the invasive avian parasite, Philornis downsi (Diptera, Muscidae) on the Galápagos archipelago

Authors' contributions

RYD and MGG performed all molecular laboratory work. RYD performed all genotyping, data analysis and drafted the manuscript. MGG and SD participated in data analysis and interpretation. SK participated in the design and coordination of the study and provided funding. SK and RYD conducted field work and collection of samples. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.

Acknowledgements

We thank the Galápagos National Park Service and the Charles Darwin Research Station for the opportunity to work on the Galápagos Archipelago. We thank the following people: Birgit Fessl, Carlos Vinueza, David Wiedenfeld, Gustavo Jiménez, Carlos Santos, Rebekah Christensen, Jody O'Connor, and Jeremy Robertson for their dedicated field assistance, Bradley Sinclair for fly identification and Kathy Saint for molecular technical advice. We thank the community of Floreana Island for their invaluable support throughout the project. TAME airlines provided reduced airfares to the Galápagos. This study was funded by a Flinders University Establishment Grant to SK, the Galápagos Conservation Trust, the American Bird Conservancy and Conservation International.


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