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The evolutionary costs of immunological maintenance and deployment

BMC Evolutionary Biology

Mar 5, 2008

Kurt A McKeanAndrew G Clark

Abstract

The evolution of disease resistance and immune function may be limited if increased immunocompetence comes at the expense of other fitness-determining traits. Both the maintenance of an immune system and the deployment of an immune response can be costly, and the observed costs may be e...read more

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Fertility
Wasting
Neuro-Oncological Ventral Antigen 2
Immune Response
Gephyromantis luteus
Micrococcus luteus
Biochemical Pathway
Immune System
Cytogenetics
Agar
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The evolutionary costs of immunological maintenance and deployment

BMC Evolutionary Biology

Mar 5, 2008

Kurt A McKeanAndrew G Clark

PMID: 18315877

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2148-8-76

Abstract

The evolution of disease resistance and immune function may be limited if increased immunocompetence comes at the expense of other fitness-determining traits. Both the maintenance of an immune system and the deployment of an immune response can be costly, and the observed costs may be e...read more

Mentioned in this Paper

Fertility
Wasting
Neuro-Oncological Ventral Antigen 2
Immune Response
Gephyromantis luteus
Micrococcus luteus
Biochemical Pathway
Immune System
Cytogenetics
Agar

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