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a) Sexual Selection


  • How does the brain of invertebrates work when they choose a mating partner or when they fight with each other to get a partner?



  • What information do colors, odors and courtship convey to potential partners? In the context of these signals what is the role of the immune response and oxidative stress?

b) Eco-Immunology


  • Innate immune memory (immune priming): costs, benefits and mechanisms.

  • Entomopathogenic nematodes: animals with biological weapons.

  • Immune response and oxidative stress as markers of the condition of animals in environments polluted by human activity.

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