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Ecological immunology: costly parasite defences and trade-offs in evolutionary ecology.

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In the face of continuous threats from parasites, hosts have evolved an elaborate series of preventative and controlling measures - the immune system - in order to reduce the fitness costs of parasitism. However, these measures do have associated costs. Viewing an individual's immune response to parasites as being subject to optimization in the face of other demands offers potential insights into mechanisms of life history trade-offs, sexual selection, parasite-mediated selection and populati...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
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Journal:
Trends in ecology and evolution
Volume:
11
Issue:
8
Pages:
317-321
Publication date:
1996-08-05
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EISSN:
1872-8383
ISSN:
0169-5347
URN:
uuid:05647d6f-1286-44de-a078-3ab3126baeea
Source identifiers:
315508
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pubs:315508
Language:
English

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