Oxidative status and fitness components in the Seychelles warbler

Janske van de Crommenacker, Martijn Hammers, Jildou van der Woude, Marina Louter, Peter Santema, David S. Richardson and Jan Komdeur An important ecophysiological trade-off is oxidative stress: the balance between damaging pro-oxidants (oxidative damage) generated during metabolic processes, and the antioxidant barrier, a series of compounds that inhibits the detrimental oxidation of biological macromolecules. When…