Juvenile infection and male display : testing the bright male hypothesis across individual life histories

  title={Juvenile infection and male display : testing the bright male hypothesis across individual life histories},
  author={Gerald Borgia and Marc Egeth and J Albert C Uy and Gail Lisa Patricelli},
Current tests of the bright male hypothesis focus on assays of adult disease resistance and their relation to male trait development and female choice. We suggest that if parasites have significant harmful effects on juvenile stages of a host, then females selecting males that effectively signal juvenile parasite resistance may gain a significant ‘‘good genes’’ benefit. Currently, there is no information on juvenile and adult infection or resistance in the same male and whether adult male… CONTINUE READING
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