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Experimental evolution reveals trade-offs between mating and immunity

Biology Letters

May 31, 2013

Kathryn B McNamaraLeigh W Simmons

Abstract

Immune system maintenance and upregulation is costly. Sexual selection intensity, which increases male investment into reproductive traits, is expected to create trade-offs with immune function. We assayed phenoloxidase (PO) and lytic activity of individuals from populations of the Indi...read more

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EAF2 gene
Immune System
Asian Indian
Lysis
Immune System Processes
Phenoloxidase A
Phenoloxidase B
Arthrobacter
Reproduction
Sperm Cell
1
4
1
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Experimental evolution reveals trade-offs between mating and immunity

Biology Letters

May 31, 2013

Kathryn B McNamaraLeigh W Simmons

PMID: 23720521

DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2013.0262

Abstract

Immune system maintenance and upregulation is costly. Sexual selection intensity, which increases male investment into reproductive traits, is expected to create trade-offs with immune function. We assayed phenoloxidase (PO) and lytic activity of individuals from populations of the Indi...read more

Mentioned in this Paper

EAF2 gene
Immune System
Asian Indian
Lysis
Immune System Processes
Phenoloxidase A
Phenoloxidase B
Arthrobacter
Reproduction
Sperm Cell
1
4
1
93

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