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

T. Laaksonen, J.J. Negro, S. Lyytinen, J. Valkama, I. Ots, E. Korpimäki

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article numbere2374
    JournalPLoS One
    Volume3
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

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