Papa pipefish’s pregnancy good for young’s immunity

Posted By Zaheerul Hassan MALE pipefish pregnancy may suit the females, but it's a real boon for their offspring. In human fetuses, antibodies from the mother's egg and others that pass across the placenta help build its developing immune system. Sperm are too small to carry antibodies, so males aren't thought to contribute. Not so in pipefish, where the male carries the pregnancy. To see if the immune prim ...

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