Testing the immunocompetence handicap hypothesis: a review of the evidence

@article{Roberts2004TestingTI,
  title={Testing the immunocompetence handicap hypothesis: a review of the evidence},
  author={M. Roberts and K. Buchanan and M. Evans},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2004},
  volume={68},
  pages={227-239}
}
The immunocompetence handicap hypothesis was formulated 12 years ago in an attempt to offer a proximate mechanism by which female choice of males could be explained by endocrine control of honest signalling. [...] Key Result Of the experimental studies, the data obtained are ambiguous, and this is reflected in the result of the meta-analysis.Expand

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