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Maternal effects and early-life performance are associated with parasite resistance across life in free-living Soay sheep

Hayward, Adam D.; Pilkington, Jill G.; Pemberton, Josephine M; Kruuk, Loeske

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Maternal effects occur when the maternal phenotype influences that of the offspring in addition to the effects of maternal genes, and may have a considerable influence on offspring parasite resistance. These effects, and the effects of early levels of reproduction and parasite resistance, may persist into later life and even influence ageing rates. Here we analyse a 20-year longitudinal data set collected on a free-living population of Soay sheep, to investigate the associations between a suite...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/80947
Source: Parasitology
DOI: 10.1017/S0031182010000193

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