Parasites make male pipefish careless.

@article{Mazzi2004ParasitesMM,
  title={Parasites make male pipefish careless.},
  author={Dominique Mazzi},
  journal={Journal of evolutionary biology},
  year={2004},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={519-27}
}
Parasite-mediated sexual selection is expected to favour the avoidance of matings with infected individuals. However, the extent to which the costs and benefits of discriminating against parasitized mates trade off may depend upon numerous factors. I investigated the effects of sex and infection status on choosiness in sex-role reversed deep-snouted pipefish (Syngnathus typhle L.) that were either artificially infected with the trematode parasite Cryptocotyle sp. or sham-infected. Sham-infected… CONTINUE READING
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