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Research Article

Sex, War, and Disease: The Role of Parasite Infection on Weapon Development and Mating Success in a Horned Beetle (Gnatocerus cornutus)

  • Jeffery P. Demuth mail,

    jpdemuth@uta.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, The University of Texas at Arlington Arlington, Texas United States of America

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  • Amrita Naidu,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, The University of Texas at Arlington Arlington, Texas United States of America

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  • Laura D. Mydlarz

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, The University of Texas at Arlington Arlington, Texas United States of America

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  • Published: January 11, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0028690

About the Authors

Jeffery P. Demuth, Amrita Naidu, Laura D. Mydlarz
Department of Biology, The University of Texas at Arlington Arlington, Texas United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: jpdemuth@uta.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JPD AN LDM. Performed the experiments: AN. Analyzed the data: JPD AN LDM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JPD LDM. Wrote the paper: JPD AN.