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Parasites, immunity, and sexual selection

Paul Schmid-Hempel

in Evolutionary Parasitology: The Integrated Study of Infections, Immunology, Ecology, and Genetics

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198832140
eISBN:
9780191870873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832140.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The sexes (male, female) differ in parasite load and immune defences. In general, males are more frequently infected and often have lower defences. The differences are one consequence of sexual ... More


Mitonuclear mate choice

Geoffrey E. Hill

in Mitonuclear Ecology

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198818250
eISBN:
9780191859465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198818250.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

At each new generation, sexual reproduction creates new combinations of nuclear and mitochondrial genes, and the potential arises for mitonuclear incompatibilities and reduced fitness. Sexual ... More


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