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Male greenfinches (Carduelis chloris) with brighter ornaments have higher virus infection clearance rate
Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Science and Technology, Biology, Department of Evolutionary Biology.
2000 (English)In: BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY AND SOCIOBIOLOGY, ISSN 0340-5443, Vol. 48, no 1, 44-51 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Hamilton and Zuk proposed that bright plumage in birds indicates genetic resistance to parasites, and that by selecting brighter males as mates, females can increase their offspring's fitness due to this inherited resistance. The theory predicts a negativ

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SPRINGER VERLAG , 2000. Vol. 48, no 1, 44-51 p.
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Hamilton-Zuk; parasite resistance; sexual selection; Greenfinch; ornament; SEXUAL SELECTION; ZUK HYPOTHESIS; FEMALE CHOICE; OCKELBO VIRUS; SINDBIS VIRUS; BLOOD PARASITES; BIRDS; HAMILTON; PLUMAGE; CAROTENOIDS
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-38126OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-38126DiVA: diva2:66025
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Addresses: Lindstrom K, Dept Populat Biol, Evolutionary Biol Ctr, Norbyvagen 18D, S-75236 Uppsala, Sweden. Dept Populat Biol, Evolutionary Biol Ctr, S-75236 Uppsala, Sweden.Available from: 2008-10-17 Created: 2008-10-17 Last updated: 2011-01-14

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