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- Fedorka, Kenneth M.; Sevgili, Hasan
- Physiological entomology 2014 v.39 no.2 pp. 89-93
- Allonemobius socius; animals; females; immunity; insects; males; prediction; reproduction; spermatophores; spermatozoa
- ... Mating is often accompanied by decreased female immune function across numerous animals systems, suggesting that immune suppression is a widespread reproductive cost. However, the trade‐off between immunity and reproduction can be minimized when females have access to abundant nutrient resources. This observation suggests that the nuptial gifts provided by males in many insect systems may help to ...