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The effects of testosterone on a viral infection in greenfinches (Carduelis chloris): an experimental test of the immunocompetence-handicap hypothesis
Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Science and Technology, Biology, Department of Evolutionary Biology.
2001 (English)In: PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LONDON SERIES B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, ISSN 0962-8452, Vol. 268, no 1463, 207-211 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The immunocompetence-handicap hypothesis suggests that the honesty of quality signals could be guaranteed if testosterone (T) suppresses immune function while enhancing male ornaments. In addition, it has been proposed that the cost of enhancing ornaments

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ROYAL SOC LONDON , 2001. Vol. 268, no 1463, 207-211 p.
Keyword [en]
viral infections; greenfinches; testosterone; immunocompetence; sexual selection; GONADAL-STEROIDS; SEXUAL SELECTION; HIRUNDO-RUSTICA; OCKELBO VIRUS; IMMUNE-SYSTEM; SINDBIS VIRUS; BARN SWALLOW; PARASITES; EUROPE
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-38276OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-38276DiVA: diva2:66175
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Addresses: Lindstrom KM, Univ Uppsala, Dept Populat Biol, Evolutionary Biol Ctr, Norbyvagen 18D, SE-75236 Uppsala, Sweden. Univ Uppsala, Dept Populat Biol, Evolutionary Biol Ctr, SE-75236 Uppsala, Sweden. Univ Gothenburg, Dept Zool, SE-40430 Gothenburg, SAvailable from: 2008-10-17 Created: 2008-10-17 Last updated: 2011-01-14

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