Intromission Induces and Insemination Reduces Female Immune Response in the Medfly
Sexual reproduction exposes females to immune threats. The immune response of females to these threats may conflict with male reproductive interests. We examine the hypothesis that in the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata, female immune activity during and after copulation reflects this co...
|Published in:||Journal of Insect Behavior, Vol. 23, No. 2 (2010), p. 149-158|
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