Data from: Trade-offs between personal immunity and reproduction in the burying beetle, N. vespilloides

Catherine E. Reavey, Neil D. Warnock, Heiko Vogel & Sheena C. Cotter
We know that parental investment and immune investment are costly processes, but it is unclear which trait will be prioritized when both may be required. Here, we address this question using the burying beetle Nicrophorus vespilloides, carrion breeders that exhibit biparental care of young. Our results show that immunosuppression occurs during provision of parental care. We measured phenoloxidase (PO) on Days 1–8 of the breeding bout and results show a clear decrease in PO immediately...
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