Age-dependent trade-offs between immunity and male, but not female, reproduction.

@article{McNamara2013AgedependentTB,
  title={Age-dependent trade-offs between immunity and male, but not female, reproduction.},
  author={Kathryn B McNamara and Emile van Lieshout and Ther{\'e}sa Melanie Jones and Leigh W Simmons},
  journal={The Journal of animal ecology},
  year={2013},
  volume={82 1},
  pages={235-44}
}
Immune function is costly and must be traded off against other life-history traits, such as gamete production. Studies of immune trade-offs typically focus on adult individuals, yet the juvenile stage can be a highly protracted period when reproductive resources are acquired and immune challenges are ubiquitous. Trade-offs during development are likely to be important, yet no studies have considered changes in adult responses to immune challenges imposed at different stages of juvenile… CONTINUE READING