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Host immune function and sexual selection in birds
Uppsala University.
Uppsala University.
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1998 (English)In: JOURNAL OF EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY, ISSN 1010-061X, Vol. 11, no 6, 703-719 p.Article in journal (Other scientific) Published
Abstract [en]

Parasites have been hypothesized to affect sexual selection of their hosts, if secondary sexual characters reliably signal absence of infectious parasites, superior parenting ability caused by the absence of parasites, or heritable resistance to parasites

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BLACKWELL SCIENCE LTD , 1998. Vol. 11, no 6, 703-719 p.
Keyword [en]
Bursa of Fabricius; immunocompetence; leukocytes; parasite-mediated sexual selection; plumage brightness; spleen; PLUMAGE COLORATION; PARASITES; EVOLUTION; VIRULENCE; INDICATOR; PATERNITY; HANDICAP; VECTORS; DEFENSE; CHOICE
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-83312OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-83312DiVA: diva2:111220
Addresses: Moller AP, Univ Paris 06, CNRS, URS 258, Ecol Lab, Bat A, 7eme Etage, 7 Quai St Bernard, F-75252 Paris 5, France. Univ Paris 06, CNRS, URS 258, Ecol Lab, F-75252 Paris 5, France. Uppsala Univ, Dept Zool, S-75236 Uppsala, Sweden. Taps Old RectorAvailable from: 2008-10-17 Created: 2008-10-17 Last updated: 2011-01-14

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