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Research Article

Ejaculate Economics: Testing the Effects of Male Sexual History on the Trade-Off between Sperm and Immune Function in Australian Crickets

  • Damian K. Dowling mail,

    damian.dowling@monash.edu

    Affiliation: School of Biological Sciences, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia

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  • Leigh W. Simmons

    Affiliation: Centre for Evolutionary Biology, School of Animal Biology (M092), The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Australia

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  • Published: January 11, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0030172

About the Authors

Damian K. Dowling
School of Biological Sciences, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
Leigh W. Simmons
Centre for Evolutionary Biology, School of Animal Biology (M092), The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Australia

Corresponding Author

Email: damian.dowling@monash.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DKD LWS. Performed the experiments: DKD. Analyzed the data: DKD. Wrote the paper: DKD LWS.