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Sex differences in parasite infections: patterns and processes.
  • M. Zuk, K. A. McKean
  • Biology, Chemistry
  • International journal for parasitology
  • 1 October 1996
Sex differences in parasite infection rates, intensities, or population patterns are common in a wide range of taxa. These differences are usually attributed to 1 of 2 causes: (1) ecologicalExpand
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The evolutionary costs of immunological maintenance and deployment
BackgroundThe 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 anExpand
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Sexual Selection and Immune Function in Drosophila Melanogaster
Abstract The evolution of immune function depends not only on variation in genes contributing directly to the immune response, but also on genetic variation in other traits indirectly affectingExpand
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BATEMAN'S PRINCIPLE AND IMMUNITY: PHENOTYPICALLY PLASTIC REPRODUCTIVE STRATEGIES PREDICT CHANGES IN IMMUNOLOGICAL SEX DIFFERENCES
Abstract The sexes often differ in the reproductive trait limiting their fitness, an observation known as Bateman's principle. In many species, females are limited by their ability to produce eggsExpand
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BATEMAN'S PRINCIPLE AND IMMUNITY: PHENOTYPICALLY PLASTIC REPRODUCTIVE STRATEGIES PREDICT CHANGES IN IMMUNOLOGICAL SEX DIFFERENCES
Abstract The sexes often differ in the reproductive trait limiting their fitness, an observation known as Bateman's principle. In many species, females are limited by their ability to produce eggsExpand
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Inhibition of Biofilm Formation, Quorum Sensing and Infection in Pseudomonas aeruginosa by Natural Products-Inspired Organosulfur Compounds
Using a microplate-based screening assay, the effects on Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1 biofilm formation of several S-substituted cysteine sulfoxides and their corresponding disulfide derivatives wereExpand
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The costs of immunity and the evolution of immunological defense mechanisms
Why we get sick is a complicated question ( Nesse and Williams 1996 , Stearns and Koella 2008 ). Immunologists, pathologists, parasitologists, and other practitioners of what have historically beenExpand
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The Evolution of Resistance to Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV): A Review
Examining how pathogens cross species boundaries, spread within species, and persist within their hosts is an essential part of understanding the factors that underpin the evolution of virulence andExpand
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Why Are Nigeria-Cameroon Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes ellioti) Free of SIVcpz Infection?
Simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) naturally infects two subspecies of chimpanzee: Pan troglodytes troglodytes from Central Africa (SIVcpzPtt) and P. t. schweinfurtii from East Africa (SIVcpzPts),Expand
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A role for alcohol dehydrogenase in the Drosophila immune response?
In a recent study Drosophila larvae were injected with bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS) suspended in 1% ethanol and differentially induced protein fractions were identified. The levels of severalExpand
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