Constitutive innate immunity is a component of the pace-of-life syndrome in tropical birds.

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We studied the relationship between one component of immune function and basal metabolic rate (BMR), an indicator of the 'pace-of-life syndrome', among 12 tropical bird species and among individuals of the tropical house wren (Troglodytes aedon), to gain insights into functional connections between life history and physiology. To assess constitutive innate… (More)

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@article{Tieleman2005ConstitutiveII, title={Constitutive innate immunity is a component of the pace-of-life syndrome in tropical birds.}, author={B Irene Tieleman and Joseph Benjamin Williams and Robert E. Ricklefs and Kirk C. Klasing}, journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences}, year={2005}, volume={272 1573}, pages={1715-20} }