Sep 24, 2005

Bacterial immunity traded for sperm viability in male crickets

Science
Leigh W Simmons, Benjamin Roberts

Abstract

The notion that a trade-off exists between immunity and reproduction is now a central concept in theories of sexual selection. However, whether such a trade-off exists between immunity and gamete viability has not been established. Here we show that genetic variance for high levels of an immune response required to fight bacterial infections is associated with genetic variance for low sperm viability. These data have implications for our understanding of sexual selection mechanisms and of reproductive costs in male longevity.

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Immune Response
Reproduction
Evaluation of Sperm Viability
Gryllidae
Gametes
Leftose
Cell Survival
Y-Chromosome-Bearing Sperm
Hemocytes (Cell)
Gamete form of protozoa

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