Jonathan D Blount

Summary

Affiliation: University of Glasgow
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Carotenoid modulation of immune function and sexual attractiveness in zebra finches
    Jonathan D Blount
    Division of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, Institute of Biomedical and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK
    Science 300:125-7. 2003
  2. pmc Egg-laying capacity is limited by carotenoid pigment availability in wild gulls Larus fuscus
    Jonathan D Blount
    Division of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, Graham Kerr Building, Institute of Biomedical and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 271:S79-81. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Carotenoids and life-history evolution in animals
    Jonathan D Blount
    Division of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, Graham Kerr Building, Institute of Biomedical and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK
    Arch Biochem Biophys 430:10-5. 2004
  4. pmc Availability of non-carotenoid antioxidants affects the expression of a carotenoid-based sexual ornament
    Thomas W Pike
    Division of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK
    Biol Lett 3:353-6. 2007
  5. pmc Dietary carotenoid availability, sexual signalling and functional fertility in sticklebacks
    Thomas W Pike
    Division of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Faculty of Biomedical and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Graham Kerr Building, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK
    Biol Lett 6:191-3. 2010
  6. pmc Carotenoids and egg quality in the lesser blackbacked gull Larus fuscus: a supplemental feeding study of maternal effects
    Jonathan D Blount
    Division of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, Institute of Biomedical and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 269:29-36. 2002
  7. doi request reprint Optimization of resource allocation can explain the temporal dynamics and honesty of sexual signals
    Jan Lindström
    Division of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Faculty of Biomedical and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, United Kingdom
    Am Nat 174:515-25. 2009
  8. pmc Neonatal nutrition, adult antioxidant defences and sexual attractiveness in the zebra finch
    Jonathan D Blount
    Institute of Biomedical and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 270:1691-6. 2003
  9. pmc Carotenoids, oxidative stress and female mating preference for longer lived males
    Thomas W Pike
    Division of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 274:1591-6. 2007
  10. pmc Telomere length in early life predicts lifespan
    Britt J Heidinger
    College of Medical, Veterinary, and Life Sciences, Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health, and Comparative Medicine, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:1743-8. 2012

Detail Information

Publications10

  1. ncbi request reprint Carotenoid modulation of immune function and sexual attractiveness in zebra finches
    Jonathan D Blount
    Division of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, Institute of Biomedical and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK
    Science 300:125-7. 2003
    ..In this study, we show that manipulation of dietary carotenoid supply invokes parallel changes in cell-mediated immune function and sexual attractiveness in male zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata)...
  2. pmc Egg-laying capacity is limited by carotenoid pigment availability in wild gulls Larus fuscus
    Jonathan D Blount
    Division of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, Graham Kerr Building, Institute of Biomedical and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 271:S79-81. 2004
    ..However, whether carotenoids are limiting for egg production directly, by stimulating the synthesis or antioxidant protection of yolk precursors, or indirectly via effects on maternal health, requires further study...
  3. ncbi request reprint Carotenoids and life-history evolution in animals
    Jonathan D Blount
    Division of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, Graham Kerr Building, Institute of Biomedical and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK
    Arch Biochem Biophys 430:10-5. 2004
    ..More experiments are required to ascertain the importance of direct (material) and indirect (genetic) benefits accruing through choosing to mate with individuals that have greater carotenoid display...
  4. pmc Availability of non-carotenoid antioxidants affects the expression of a carotenoid-based sexual ornament
    Thomas W Pike
    Division of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK
    Biol Lett 3:353-6. 2007
    ..Our data suggest that carotenoid-based ornaments may honestly signal an individual's availability of non-carotenoid antioxidants, allowing females to make adaptive mate-choice decisions...
  5. pmc Dietary carotenoid availability, sexual signalling and functional fertility in sticklebacks
    Thomas W Pike
    Division of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Faculty of Biomedical and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Graham Kerr Building, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK
    Biol Lett 6:191-3. 2010
    ....
  6. pmc Carotenoids and egg quality in the lesser blackbacked gull Larus fuscus: a supplemental feeding study of maternal effects
    Jonathan D Blount
    Division of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, Institute of Biomedical and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 269:29-36. 2002
    ..We discuss the possible implications of carotenoid-mediated effects on phenotype for fitness in mothers and their offspring...
  7. doi request reprint Optimization of resource allocation can explain the temporal dynamics and honesty of sexual signals
    Jan Lindström
    Division of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Faculty of Biomedical and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, United Kingdom
    Am Nat 174:515-25. 2009
    ..The key determinants of the honesty and dynamics of sexual signaling are the condition dependency of male survival, the initial frequency distribution of nutritional condition in the male population, and the cost of signaling...
  8. pmc Neonatal nutrition, adult antioxidant defences and sexual attractiveness in the zebra finch
    Jonathan D Blount
    Institute of Biomedical and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 270:1691-6. 2003
    ..Such state-dependent trade-offs could underpin the link between early nutrition and senescence...
  9. pmc Carotenoids, oxidative stress and female mating preference for longer lived males
    Thomas W Pike
    Division of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 274:1591-6. 2007
    ....
  10. pmc Telomere length in early life predicts lifespan
    Britt J Heidinger
    College of Medical, Veterinary, and Life Sciences, Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health, and Comparative Medicine, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:1743-8. 2012
    ..Our results provide the strongest evidence available of the relationship between telomere length and lifespan and emphasize the importance of understanding factors that determine early life telomere length...