Experimentally induced spermatophore production and immune responses reveal a trade-off in crickets

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Angela M. Kerr ; Susan N. Gershman ; Scott K. Sakaluk (2010)

The energetic demands of the immune system and reproduction are often high and can lead to trade-offs between these 2 life-history traits. In decorated crickets, Gryllodes sigillatus, much of a male's reproductive effort is devoted to calling, and to the synthesis of a ... View more
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