Parental investment matters for maternal and offspring immune defense in the mouthbrooding cichlid Astatotilapia burtoni

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Keller, Isabel S.; Salzburger, Walter; Roth, Olivia;

Background Parental care, while increasing parental fitness through offspring survival, also bears cost to the care-giving parent. Consequentially, trade offs between parental care and other vitally important traits, such as the immune system seem evident. In co-occurri... View more