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The effect of nutritional stress and life history on the rate of telomere loss in black-legged kittiwake and red-legged kittiwake chicks

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dc.contributor.author Johnson, Lara
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-25T17:31:19Z
dc.date.available 2013-03-25T17:31:19Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11122/1527
dc.description.abstract Slow-track species such as the red-legged kittiwake (Rissa brevirostris) and fast-track species such as the black-legged kittiwake (R. tridactyla) respond differently to environmental pressures. We examined how nutritional stress may affect the rate of telomere loss, a proxy for life expectancy, in these two seabirds. We did not find a significant effect of nutrition on telomere dynamics. However, there was a difference in species effect, with black-legged kittiwakes having an increase and red-legged kittiwakes a decrease in telomere length. This result may reflect differences in life history. en_US
dc.subject URSA en_US
dc.subject Research Day en_US
dc.title The effect of nutritional stress and life history on the rate of telomere loss in black-legged kittiwake and red-legged kittiwake chicks en_US
dc.type Poster en_US


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