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Contact: Eleanor Gaskarth
e.f.gaskarth@exeter.ac.uk
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University of Exeter

Weaver Working

Caption: The study found that, while dominants and subordinates had comparable levels of antioxidant protection before the breeding season, once the intensive six-month breeding period had passed, the hardest working dominant females were suffering from weakened antioxidant protection.

Credit: Dominic Cram

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