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...

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Published in:Journal of Insect Behavior, Vol. 23, No. 2 (2010), p. 149-158
Main Author: Gliksman, Daniel
Other Involved Persons: Yuval, Boaz
Format: electronic Article
Language:English
ISSN:1572-8889
Physical Description:Online-Ressource
DOI:10.1007/s10905-010-9203-2
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