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dc.contributor.authorParker, Darren
dc.contributor.authorCunningham, Christopher B.
dc.contributor.authorWalling, Craig A.
dc.contributor.authorStamper, Clare E.
dc.contributor.authorHead, Megan L.
dc.contributor.authorRoy-Zokan, Eileen M.
dc.contributor.authorMcKinney, Elizabeth C.
dc.contributor.authorRitchie, Michael G.
dc.contributor.authorMoore, Allen J.
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-26T10:19:42Z
dc.date.available2015-10-26T10:19:42Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationParker, D., Cunningham, C., Walling, C., Stamper, C., Head, M., Roy-Zokan, E., . . . Moore, A. (2015). Transcriptomes of parents identify parenting strategies and sexual conflict in a subsocial beetle. <em>Nature Communications</em>, 6, 8449. <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncomms9449">doi:10.1038/ncomms9449</a>
dc.identifier.otherTUTKAID_67391
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/47410
dc.description.abstractParenting in the burying beetle Nicrophorus vespilloides is complex and, unusually, the sex and number of parents that can be present is flexible. Such flexibility is expected to involve specialized behaviour by the two sexes under biparental conditions. Here, we show that offspring fare equally well regardless of the sex or number of parents present. Comparing transcriptomes, we find a largely overlapping set of differentially expressed genes in both uniparental and biparental females and in uniparental males including vitellogenin, associated with reproduction, and takeout, influencing sex-specific mating and feeding behaviour. Gene expression in biparental males is similar to that in non-caring states. Thus, being ‘biparental’ in N. vespilloides describes the family social organization rather than the number of directly parenting individuals. There was no specialization; instead, in biparental families, direct male parental care appears to be limited with female behaviour unchanged. This should lead to strong sexual conflict.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherNature Publishing Group
dc.relation.ispartofseriesNature Communications
dc.subject.otherbeetles
dc.subject.otherNicrophorus vespilloides
dc.subject.otherparenting strategies
dc.subject.othersexual conflict
dc.titleTranscriptomes of parents identify parenting strategies and sexual conflict in a subsocial beetle
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201510143380
dc.contributor.laitosBio- ja ympäristötieteiden laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosThe Department of Biological and Environmental Scienceen
dc.contributor.oppiaineEkologia ja evoluutiobiologia
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.date.updated2015-10-14T09:15:05Z
dc.type.coarjournal article
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.relation.issn2041-1723
dc.relation.volume6
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
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dc.relation.doi10.1038/ncomms9449


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