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Effects of early developmental conditions on innate immunity are only evident under favourable adult conditions in zebra finches

Greet De Coster UGent, Simon Verhulst, Egbert Koetsier, Liesbeth De Neve UGent, Michael Briga and Luc Lens UGent (2011) NATURWISSENSCHAFTEN. 98(12). p.1049-1056
abstract
Long-term effects of unfavourable conditions during development can be expected to depend on the quality of the environment experienced by the same individuals during adulthood. Yet, in the majority of studies, long-term effects of early developmental conditions have been assessed under favourable adult conditions only. The immune system might be particularly vulnerable to early environmental conditions as its development, maintenance and use are thought to be energetically costly. Here, we studied the interactive effects of favourable and unfavourable conditions during nestling and adult stages on innate immunity (lysis and agglutination scores) of captive male and female zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata). Nestling environmental conditions were manipulated by a brood size experiment, while a foraging cost treatment was imposed on the same individuals during adulthood. This combined treatment showed that innate immunity of adult zebra finches is affected by their early developmental conditions and varies between both sexes. Lysis scores, but not agglutination scores, were higher in individuals raised in small broods and in males. However, these effects were only present in birds that experienced low foraging costs. This study shows that the quality of the adult environment may shape the long-term consequences of early developmental conditions on innate immunity, as long-term effects of nestling environment were only evident under favourable adult conditions.
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Complement, Brood size manipulation, Developmental stress, Foraging costs manipulation, Immunocompetence, Natural antibodies, BROOD SIZE MANIPULATION, NESTLING BARN SWALLOWS, TRADE-OFFS, SEX-RATIO, IMMUNOCOMPETENCE HANDICAP, FLUCTUATING ASYMMETRY, ECOLOGICAL IMMUNOLOGY, NATURAL ANTIBODIES, ACQUIRED-IMMUNITY, GROWTH-CONDITIONS
journal title
NATURWISSENSCHAFTEN
Naturwissenschaften
volume
98
issue
12
pages
1049 - 1056
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Article
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000297547700007
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MULTIDISCIPLINARY SCIENCES
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2.278 (2011)
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11/54 (2011)
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1 (2011)
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0028-1042
DOI
10.1007/s00114-011-0863-3
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English
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2129984
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2129984
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2012-06-03 16:38:42
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  abstract     = {Long-term effects of unfavourable conditions during development can be expected to depend on the quality of the environment experienced by the same individuals during adulthood. Yet, in the majority of studies, long-term effects of early developmental conditions have been assessed under favourable adult conditions only. The immune system might be particularly vulnerable to early environmental conditions as its development, maintenance and use are thought to be energetically costly. Here, we studied the interactive effects of favourable and unfavourable conditions during nestling and adult stages on innate immunity (lysis and agglutination scores) of captive male and female zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata). Nestling environmental conditions were manipulated by a brood size experiment, while a foraging cost treatment was imposed on the same individuals during adulthood. This combined treatment showed that innate immunity of adult zebra finches is affected by their early developmental conditions and varies between both sexes. Lysis scores, but not agglutination scores, were higher in individuals raised in small broods and in males. However, these effects were only present in birds that experienced low foraging costs. This study shows that the quality of the adult environment may shape the long-term consequences of early developmental conditions on innate immunity, as long-term effects of nestling environment were only evident under favourable adult conditions.},
  author       = {De Coster, Greet and Verhulst, Simon and Koetsier, Egbert and De Neve, Liesbeth and Briga, Michael and Lens, Luc},
  issn         = {0028-1042},
  journal      = {NATURWISSENSCHAFTEN},
  keyword      = {Complement,Brood size manipulation,Developmental stress,Foraging costs manipulation,Immunocompetence,Natural antibodies,BROOD SIZE MANIPULATION,NESTLING BARN SWALLOWS,TRADE-OFFS,SEX-RATIO,IMMUNOCOMPETENCE HANDICAP,FLUCTUATING ASYMMETRY,ECOLOGICAL IMMUNOLOGY,NATURAL ANTIBODIES,ACQUIRED-IMMUNITY,GROWTH-CONDITIONS},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {12},
  pages        = {1049--1056},
  title        = {Effects of early developmental conditions on innate immunity are only evident under favourable adult conditions in zebra finches},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00114-011-0863-3},
  volume       = {98},
  year         = {2011},
}

Chicago
De Coster, Greet, Simon Verhulst, Egbert Koetsier, Liesbeth De Neve, Michael Briga, and Luc Lens. 2011. “Effects of Early Developmental Conditions on Innate Immunity Are Only Evident Under Favourable Adult Conditions in Zebra Finches.” Naturwissenschaften 98 (12): 1049–1056.
APA
De Coster, Greet, Verhulst, S., Koetsier, E., De Neve, L., Briga, M., & Lens, L. (2011). Effects of early developmental conditions on innate immunity are only evident under favourable adult conditions in zebra finches. NATURWISSENSCHAFTEN, 98(12), 1049–1056.
Vancouver
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De Coster G, Verhulst S, Koetsier E, De Neve L, Briga M, Lens L. Effects of early developmental conditions on innate immunity are only evident under favourable adult conditions in zebra finches. NATURWISSENSCHAFTEN. 2011;98(12):1049–56.
MLA
De Coster, Greet, Simon Verhulst, Egbert Koetsier, et al. “Effects of Early Developmental Conditions on Innate Immunity Are Only Evident Under Favourable Adult Conditions in Zebra Finches.” NATURWISSENSCHAFTEN 98.12 (2011): 1049–1056. Print.