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Experimental increase in baseline corticosterone level reduces oxidative damage and enhances innate immune response

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Treatment effectiveness.

The effects of CORT-implantation on (a) plasma CORT levels during the first, second and third post-treatment sampling sessions (t1, t2 and t3, respectively) and (b) feather mass of replacement middle rectrices in post-molting house sparrows (feather insets are representative for the two treatment groups). Mean ± 1 SE are shown throughout. Sample sizes for CORT levels are 11 at t1, 13 at t2 and 12 at t3.

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doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0192701.g001