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Effects of experimental brood size manipulation and gender on carotenoid levels of Eurasian Kestrels Falco tinnunculus

Laaksonen, T. and Negro, J.J. and Lyytinen, S. and Valkama, J. and Ots, I. and Korpimäki, E. (2008) Effects of experimental brood size manipulation and gender on carotenoid levels of Eurasian Kestrels Falco tinnunculus. PLoS One, 3, e2374-. ISSN 1932-6203.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0002374

Abstract

Animals use carotenoid-pigments for coloration, as antioxidants and as enhancers of the immune system. Carotenoid-dependent colours can thus signal individual quality and carotenoids have also been suggested to mediate life-history trade-offs.

Item Type:Article
Institutes:Nederlands Instituut voor Ecologie (NIOO)
ID Code:4855
Deposited On:30 Sep 2009 02:00
Last Modified:31 Mar 2014 10:58

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