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J Exp Biol (2009) 212 (19): 3125–3131.
Published: 01 October 2009
... 2009 2009 testosterone corticosterone immunity stress Japanese quail PHA SRBC selection lines body mass The immunocompetence handicap hypothesis (ICHH)( Folstad and Karter, 1992 )attempts to explain the evolution of male sexual signalling and female preferences that involves...
J Exp Biol (2009) 212 (12): 1811–1818.
Published: 15 June 2009
... In conclusion, our results show that juvenile male blue tits implanted with high T during the moult exhibited a higher antibody response to SRBC injection than C males both during moult and in the subsequent breeding season, and that responses to PHA challenge depended upon interactions between condition and T...
J Exp Biol (2006) 209 (21): 4329–4338.
Published: 01 November 2006
... chloris L.) in order to test whether and how humoral immune challenge with non-pathogenic antigen [sheep red blood cells (SRBC)] affects parameters of individual condition including intensity of coccidian infection, estimates of total antioxidant protection, plasma carotenoids and ability to mount a cell...