Hematological changes associated with egg production: estrogen dependence and repeatability.

@article{Wagner2008HematologicalCA,
  title={Hematological changes associated with egg production: estrogen dependence and repeatability.},
  author={Emily C. Wagner and Jaime S Prevolsek and Katherine E. Wynne-Edwards and Tony D Williams},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={2008},
  volume={211 Pt 3},
  pages={400-8}
}
The 'cost of reproduction' (i.e. the trade-off between current reproduction and future fecundity and/or survival) is a central concept in life history theory, yet we still know very little about the physiological mechanisms underlying such costs. Recently it has been recognized that reproduction itself or the regulatory (hormonal) mechanisms underlying reproduction might result in 'costs' (cf. resource-allocation based mechanisms). As one example, it has been suggested that the decrease in… CONTINUE READING