Males of several species of lizards show discrete polymorphic color badges, each morph adopting an alternative mating strategies that involve different expression of aggressiveness or territoriality. In this study we investigated whether male color morphs of the wall lizard Podarcis muralis reliably signal T-cell mediated immune response, which reflects the ability of individuals to face diseases and parasite infestations, and is an important fitness trait that reliably predicts viability.

Colour morphs and immunity in male Wall Lizards (Podarcis muralis)

SACCHI, ROBERTO;GENTILLI, AUGUSTO SERGIO;PUPIN, FABIO;RAZZETTI, EDOARDO;GALEOTTI, PAOLO;FASOLA, MAURO
2006

Abstract

Males of several species of lizards show discrete polymorphic color badges, each morph adopting an alternative mating strategies that involve different expression of aggressiveness or territoriality. In this study we investigated whether male color morphs of the wall lizard Podarcis muralis reliably signal T-cell mediated immune response, which reflects the ability of individuals to face diseases and parasite infestations, and is an important fitness trait that reliably predicts viability.
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