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Research Article

The PHA Test Reflects Acquired T-Cell Mediated Immunocompetence in Birds

  • José L. Tella mail,

    tella@ebd.csic.es

    Affiliation: Department of Conservation Biology, Estación Biológica de Doñana, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Sevilla, Spain

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  • Jesús A. Lemus,

    Affiliation: Departament of Evolutive Ecology, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales-CSIC, Madrid, Spain

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  • Martina Carrete,

    Affiliation: Department of Conservation Biology, Estación Biológica de Doñana, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Sevilla, Spain

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  • Guillermo Blanco

    Affiliation: Departament of Evolutive Ecology, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales-CSIC, Madrid, Spain

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  • Published: September 29, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0003295

About the Authors

José L. Tella, Martina Carrete
Department of Conservation Biology, Estación Biológica de Doñana, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Sevilla, Spain
Jesús A. Lemus, Guillermo Blanco
Departament of Evolutive Ecology, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales-CSIC, Madrid, Spain

Corresponding Author

Email: tella@ebd.csic.es

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JLT JAL GB. Performed the experiments: JLT MC. Analyzed the data: MC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JAL GB. Wrote the paper: JLT GB. Performed laboratory analyses: JAL.