Juvenile immune system activation induces a costly upregulation of adult immunity in field crickets Gryllus campestris.

@article{Jacot2005JuvenileIS,
  title={Juvenile immune system activation induces a costly upregulation of adult immunity in field crickets Gryllus campestris.},
  author={Alain Jacot and Hannes Scheuber and Joachim Kurtz and Martin W. G. Brinkhof},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2005},
  volume={272 1558},
  pages={63-9}
}
Inducible immune defence may allow organisms a state-dependent upregulation of costly immunity in order to minimize the risk of anticipated future parasitism. The basic costs of elevated immune activity might involve a reduction in other fitness-related traits as well as an increased risk of immunopathology. In male field crickets Gryllus campestris we experimentally investigated the condition-dependent effects of immune system activation in nymphs on immunity and physiological condition during… CONTINUE READING

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