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Parasitic manipulation: where are we and where should we go?
How a parasite (or its offspring) moves from onehost to the next remains a central topic in parasitol-ogy. Understanding such strategies is at the heart ofapplied aspects of parasitology, but it isExpand
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How should behavioural ecologists interpret measurements of immunity?
  • S. Adamo
  • Biology
  • Animal Behaviour
  • 1 December 2004
S everal important issues in behavioural ecology require an estimate of an individual’s disease resistance (e.g. Møller et al. 1999). Unfortunately, estimating disease resistance is notExpand
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Estimating disease resistance in insects: phenoloxidase and lysozyme-like activity and disease resistance in the cricket Gryllus texensis.
  • S. Adamo
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of insect physiology
  • 1 February 2004
An animal's ability to resist disease is usually estimated by measuring one or more components of the immune system. There is an assumption that these assays of immunity measure an animal's abilityExpand
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Effects of a tachinid parasitoid, Ormia ochracea, on the behaviour and reproduction of its male and female field cricket hosts (Gryllus spp)
Abstract The larvae of the tachinid parasitoid fly, Ormia ochracea , develop within the body of their host, the field crickets Gryllus integer and Gryllus rubens . The fly will also develop withinExpand
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The role of neurohormonal octopamine during 'fight or flight' behaviour in the field cricket Gryllus bimaculatus.
Octopamine has been called the 'fight or flight' hormone of insects. We tested this hypothesis by measuring octopamine levels in the haemolymph of field crickets after fighting, flying, courting andExpand
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The response of an insect parasitoid, Ormia ochracea (Tachinidae), to the uncertainty of larval success during infestation
Ormia ochracea is a parasitoid fly which lays its larvae on its hosts, the field crickets Gryllus integer and Gryllus rubens, in two distinct modes: (1) directly on the host and (2) around the host.Expand
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Agonistic behaviour in male and female field crickets, Gryllus bimaculatus, and how behavioural context influences its expression
Previous interactions with conspecifics influenced the pattern, frequency and intensity of agonistic behaviour in the field cricket Gryllus bimaculatus. Tactile contact appeared to be the mostExpand
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Evidence for adaptive changes in egg laying in crickets exposed to bacteria and parasites
  • S. Adamo
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Animal Behaviour
  • 1999
Animals should increase their present reproductive output if their chances for future reproduction are low. However, an animal's ability to make this adjustment may be constrained by theExpand
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Modulating the Modulators: Parasites, Neuromodulators and Host Behavioral Change
  • S. Adamo
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Brain, Behavior and Evolution
  • 21 January 2003
Neuromodulators can resculpt neural circuits, giving an animal the behavioral flexibility it needs to survive in a complex changing world. This ability, however, provides parasites with a potentialExpand
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Changes in lifetime immunocompetence in male and female Gryllus texensis (formerly G. integer): trade-offs between immunity and reproduction
Abstract Determining whether males make energetic trade-offs between immunity and reproduction remains difficult, partly because of the complexity of the vertebrate immune system. We studied thisExpand
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