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Immunocompetence of nestling great tits in relation to rearing environment and parentage
Theoretical models of host–parasite coevolution assume a partially genetic basis to the variability in susceptibility to parasites among hosts, for instance as a result of genetic variation in immuneExpand
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The quantitative genetic basis of offspring solicitation and parental response in a passerine bird with biparental care
The coevolution of parental investment and offspring solicitation is driven by partly different evolutionary interests of genes expressed in parents and their offspring. In species with biparentalExpand
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Juvenile immune system activation induces a costly upregulation of adult immunity in field crickets Gryllus campestris
Inducible immune defence may allow organisms a state-dependent upregulation of costly immunity in order to minimize the risk of anticipated future parasitism. The basic costs of elevated immuneExpand
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Condition dependence of a multicomponent sexual signal in the field cricket Gryllus campestris
In choosing a breeding partner, females in many animal species select between available males on the basis of several signalling traits. Some theoretical models of signalling evolution predict thatExpand
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Which chick is tasty to parasites? The importance of host immunology vs. parasite life history
Summary 1. The Tasty Chick Hypothesis (TCH) proposes that hatching asynchrony evolved as an antiparasite strategy. Hosts would benefit if ectoparasites aggregate more on the offspring that are ofExpand
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Brood size, sibling competition and the cost of begging in great tits (Parus major)
Evolutionary theory of parent-offspring conflict explains begging displays of nestling birds as selfish attempts to influence parental food allocation. Models predict that this conflict may beExpand
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The effect of past condition on a multicomponent sexual signal†
Sexual-selection theory predicts that multiple signals may reveal male condition at different stages of life, thus allowing females to make a more reliable assessment of male quality. While theExpand
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Timing of reproduction and fledging success in the coot Fulica atra : evidence for a causal relationship
1. We investigated the relationship between hatching date and fledging success in the European coot (Fulica atra). 2. The production of fledglings per brood increased in the first half of the seasonExpand
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COSTS OF AN INDUCED IMMUNE RESPONSE ON SEXUAL DISPLAY AND LONGEVITY IN FIELD CRICKETS
Abstract Immune system activation may benefit hosts by generating resistance to parasites. However, natural resources are usually limited, causing a trade-off between the investment in immunity andExpand
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COSTS OF AN INDUCED IMMUNE RESPONSE ON SEXUAL DISPLAY AND LONGEVITY IN FIELD CRICKETS
Abstract Immune system activation may benefit hosts by generating resistance to parasites. However, natural resources are usually limited, causing a trade‐off between the investment in immunity andExpand
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