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Bacterial immunity traded for sperm viability in male crickets

Science

Sep 24, 2005

L W Simmons, Benjamin Roberts

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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 a...read more

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Cellular Immune Response
Micrococcus
Immune Response
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Gametes
Bacterial Infections
Variation (Genetics)
Y-Chromosome-Bearing Sperm
Evaluation of Sperm Viability
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Bacterial immunity traded for sperm viability in male crickets

Science

Sep 24, 2005

L W Simmons, Benjamin Roberts

PMID: 16179472

DOI: 10.1126/science.1114500

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 a...read more

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Cellular Immune Response
Micrococcus
Immune Response
Reproduction
Gametes
Bacterial Infections
Variation (Genetics)
Y-Chromosome-Bearing Sperm
Evaluation of Sperm Viability
81

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