Genetic covariance between indices of body condition and immunocompetence in a passerine bird

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Condition-dependence is a ubiquitous feature of animal life histories and has important implications for both natural and sexual selection. Mate choice, for instance, is typically based on condition-dependent signals. Theory predicts that one reason why condition-dependent signals may be special is that they allow females to scan for genes that confer high… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2148-5-61

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