Manuela Gallardo's research while affiliated with The National Museum of Natural Sciences and other places

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Article
Several studies of lizards have made an erroneous interpretation of negative relationships between spectral brightness and parasite load, and thus provided misleading support for the Hamilton–Zuk hypothesis (HZH). The HZH predicts that infected hosts will produce poorer sexual ornamentation than uninfected individuals as a result of energetic trade...

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... For these species, colour patch expression is expected to be cheaper compared to carotenoid-based patches (Johnson and Fuller 2015). Nonetheless, a combination of these three pigment families usually produces colour patches in lizards rather than separate pigments alone (Andrade et al. 2019;Megía-Palma et al. 2021). ...