Immuno-competence data

Asmoro Lelono, Diana Robledo-Ruiz, Tom Berghof, Henk Parmentier, Bernd Riestra & Ton Groothuis
The exposure of yolk androgens can positively stimulate chick growth and competitive ability but may negatively affect immunity. It has been hypothesized that only chicks from immunologically superior fathers can bear the cost of prenatal exposure to high androgen levels. To test this hypothesis we paired roosters from two selection lines, one up- and one down-selected for natural antibodies, with hens from a control line. We measured yolk testosterone and androstenedione levels, and we injected...
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