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Sexual activity increases resistance against Pseudomonas entomophila in male Drosophila melanogaster

BMC Evolutionary Biology

Sep 6, 2013

Vanika GuptaNagaraj Guru Prasad

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Maintenance and deployment cost of immunity is high, therefore, it is expected to trade-off with other high cost traits like sexual activity. Previous studies with Drosophila melanogaster show that male's ability to clear bacteria decreases with increase in sexual activity. We subjected...read more

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Drosophila melanogaster
Pseudomonas
Pseudomonas Infections
Sexual Behavior, Animal
Genus staphylococcus
Pathogenic Organism
Staphylococcus succinus
EAF2 gene
Pseudomonas entomophila
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Sexual activity increases resistance against Pseudomonas entomophila in male Drosophila melanogaster

BMC Evolutionary Biology

Sep 6, 2013

Vanika GuptaNagaraj Guru Prasad

PMID: 24010544

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2148-13-185

Abstract

Maintenance and deployment cost of immunity is high, therefore, it is expected to trade-off with other high cost traits like sexual activity. Previous studies with Drosophila melanogaster show that male's ability to clear bacteria decreases with increase in sexual activity. We subjected...read more

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Drosophila melanogaster
Pseudomonas
Pseudomonas Infections
Sexual Behavior, Animal
Genus staphylococcus
6
38

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