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The costs of immunity and the evolution of immunological defense mechanisms

Kurt A. McKean and Brian Lazzaro

in Mechanisms of Life History Evolution: The Genetics and Physiology of Life History Traits and Trade-Offs

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199568765
eISBN:
9780191774591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568765.003.0023
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter assesses the current understanding of the underlying mechanisms mediating the various costs of immunity. First, it evaluates evidence of trade-offs between reproduction and immunity, and ... More


Community-level consequences of habitat construction and eco-devo responses

Sonia E. Sultan

in Organism and Environment: Ecological Development, Niche Construction, and Adaptation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199587070
eISBN:
9780191814013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587070.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Developmental Biology

The complex ecological interactions that structure natural communities are shaped by organismic effects on external environments (habitat construction) and by individual phenotypic adjustments ... More


Mechanisms of plasticity: Eco-devo pathways as environmental cue and response systems

Sonia E. Sultan

in Organism and Environment: Ecological Development, Niche Construction, and Adaptation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199587070
eISBN:
9780191814013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587070.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Developmental Biology

Plastic eco-devo responses result from mechanistically diverse cue and response systems, in which an organism perceives some aspect of its environment as an informational cue that is transduced to ... More


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