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Phytohaemagglutinin skin-swelling test in scarlet rosefinch males: low-quality birds respond more strongly

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    0368525 - UBO-W 2013 RIV GB eng J - Článek v odborném periodiku
    Vinkler, Michal - Schnitzer, J. - Munclinger, P. - Albrecht, Tomáš
    Phytohaemagglutinin skin-swelling test in scarlet rosefinch males: low-quality birds respond more strongly.
    Animal Behaviour. Roč. 83, č. 1 (2012), s. 17-23 ISSN 0003-3472
    Grant CEP: GA AV ČR IAA600930608; GA ČR GA206/06/0851; GA ČR GAP505/10/1871; GA MŠk LC06073
    Výzkumný záměr: CEZ:AV0Z60930519
    Klíčová slova: Carpodacus erythrinus * condition * ecoimmunology * ecological immunology * health signalling * immunocompetence * ornamentation * phytohaemagglutinin * ptilochronology * scarlet rosefinch
    Kód oboru RIV: EG - Zoologie
    Impakt faktor: 3.068, rok: 2012

    The phytohaemagglutinin (PHA) skin-swelling test is one of the most widely used methods for cell-mediated immunity measurement in immunoecology. Here we examined the linkage between several condition-dependent traits, including the red ornamental coloration of the plumage, and the magnitude of the PHA-induced immune response in scarlet rosefinch, Carpodacus erythrinus, males. Histological analysis showed that the swelling response was dependent on basophil activity. The magnitude of the response was associated with individual size, carotenoid-based ornamental coloration and a ptilochronological marker of feather growth at the time of moulting. As the magnitude of the response was related negatively to ornament saturation and positively to ornament lightness, our results indicate stronger responsiveness in inferior males. Highly ornamented, healthier individuals recruited fewer basophils into the inflamed tissue causing less intense swelling.
    Trvalý link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0202848