Telomere data for nestling white-throated sparrows
datasetposted on 09.11.2018 by Andrea S. Grunst, Melissa L. Grunst, Rusty A. Gonser, Elaina M. Tuttle
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This data file contains relative telomere length (RTL) data for nestling white-throated sparrows. Also included in the file are total antioxidant capacity (OXY), reactive oxygen metabolite (ROM), and oxidative stress (OS) levels. OS levels were calculated as: mM ROMs/mM OXY x 1000. In addition, we list nestling morph (white (W) or tan (T)), nestling sex, and nestling age (in days). Note that only 5 and 6 day old nestlings were used in our analysis, whereas some nestlings in this dataset were either younger or older. Basic body measurements and time and date of sampling are also given, along with information regarding each nestling's size rank within the brood. The largest nestling received size rank 1, and so forth until the brood size was reached.