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The emergency life-history stage and immunity in the cricket, Gryllus texensis
Both vertebrates and molluscs (e.g. oysters) become more susceptible to disease after exposure to a stressor. Indirect evidence suggested that insects may become less susceptible to disease when… Expand
Mating enhances parasite resistance in the cricket Gryllus texensis
Reproduction and immunity are both costly functions, and therefore, there may be selection pressures for animals to trade-off one against the other to maximize reproductive success. We tested whether… Expand
Egg-laying behaviour following infection in the cricket Gryllus texensis
To maximize fitness, the rate of offspring production should be sensitive to factors that predict the likelihood of parental survival. We predicted that acutely activating the immune system in the ...
Why does stress suppress immunity? A possible answer from insects