Juvenile nutritional stress affects growth rate, adult organ mass, and innate immune function in zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata).

@article{Kriengwatana2013JuvenileNS,
  title={Juvenile nutritional stress affects growth rate, adult organ mass, and innate immune function in zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata).},
  author={Buddhamas Kriengwatana and Haruka Wada and Alexander Macmillan and Scott A. MacDougall-Shackleton},
  journal={Physiological and biochemical zoology : PBZ},
  year={2013},
  volume={86 6},
  pages={769-81}
}
Developmental conditions may influence many aspects of adult phenotype, including growth and immune function. Whether poor developmental environments impair both growth and immune function or induce a trade-off between the two processes is inconclusive, and the impact of the timing of stress in determining this relationship has so far been overlooked. We… CONTINUE READING