Seasonal changes in immune function.

  title={Seasonal changes in immune function.},
  author={Randy J Nelson and Gregory E Demas},
  journal={The Quarterly review of biology},
  volume={71 4},
Winter is energetically demanding. Physiological and behavioral adaptations have evolved among nontropical animals to cope with winter because thermoregulatory demands increase when food availability decreases. Seasonal breeding is central within the suite of winter adaptations among small animals. Presumably, reproductive inhibition during winter conserves energy at a time when the adds of producing viable young are low. In addition to the well-studied seasonal cycles of mating and birth… CONTINUE READING


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