Male calling song provides a reliable signal of immune function in a cricket.

@article{Ryder2000MaleCS,
  title={Male calling song provides a reliable signal of immune function in a cricket.},
  author={Jonathan J Ryder and Michael T. Siva-Jothy},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2000},
  volume={267 1449},
  pages={1171-5}
}
A critical prediction of the immunocompetence handicap hypothesis is that the expression of secondary sexual traits should be positively correlated with pathogen resistance ability This correlation is necessary if females are to be able to use a particular sexual trait as an indicator of a male's resistance ability. In this study we document a positive correlation between a sexually selected component of the calling song of male house crickets (the number of syllables per chirp) and haemocyte… CONTINUE READING
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