State-dependent physiological maintenance in a long-lived ectotherm, the painted turtle (Chrysemys picta).

@article{Schwanz2011StatedependentPM,
  title={State-dependent physiological maintenance in a long-lived ectotherm, the painted turtle (Chrysemys picta).},
  author={Lisa E Schwanz and Daniel A Warner and Suzanne E. McGaugh and Roberta Di Terlizzi and Anne M. Bronikowski},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={2011},
  volume={214 Pt 1},
  pages={88-97}
}
Energy allocation among somatic maintenance, reproduction and growth varies not only among species, but among individuals according to states such as age, sex and season. Little research has been conducted on the somatic (physiological) maintenance of long-lived organisms, particularly ectotherms such as reptiles. In this study, we examined sex differences and age- and season-related variation in immune function and DNA repair efficiency in a long-lived reptile, the painted turtle (Chrysemys… CONTINUE READING

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BasophilsAnatomic structure is physical part ofImmune system
Hatchling turtles had reduced basophil counts and natural antibodies , indicative of an immature immune system , but demonstrated higher DNA repair efficiency than older turtles .
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In this study , we examined sex differences and age- and season - related variation in immune function and DNA repair efficiency in a long - lived reptile , the painted turtle ( Chrysemys picta ) .
TurtleNo subtypeReptiles
In this study , we examined sex differences and age- and season - related variation in immune function and DNA repair efficiency in a long - lived reptile , the painted turtle ( Chrysemys picta ) .
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