Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) Science Article 3
A thorough knowledge of relationships between host genotype and immunity to parasitic infection isrequired to understand parasite-mediated mechanisms of genetic and population change. It has beensuggested that immunity may decline with inbreeding.
Jane M. Reid et al, Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B (2003) 270, 2151-2157