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dc.contributor.authorKekäläinen, Jukka
dc.contributor.authorPirhonen, Juhani
dc.contributor.authorTaskinen, Jouni
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-02T12:27:20Z
dc.date.available2015-12-02T12:27:20Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationKekäläinen, J., Pirhonen, J., & Taskinen, J. (2014). Do highly ornamented and less parasitized males have high quality sperm? : an experimental test for parasite-induced reproductive trade-offs in European minnow (Phoxinus phoxinus). <i>Ecology and Evolution</i>, <i>4</i>(22), 4237-4246. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.1267" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.1267</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_24024922
dc.identifier.otherTUTKAID_63918
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/47961
dc.description.abstractParasites take their resources from hosts and thus directly reduce available resources for hosts’ own body functions, such as growth and reproduction. Furthermore, parasite infections cause significant indirect costs to their hosts in terms of increased investments on immune defense. In this study, we investigated the impact of parasite infection on the sperm quality and expression of secondary sexual ornamentation (saturation of the red abdominal colouration and number of breeding tubercles) in the Eurasian minnow (Phoxinus phoxinus). We exposed minnows to a high and low dose of common nonspecific fish ectoparasite, the glochidia larvae of duck mussel (Anodonta anatina) and tested whether parasite infection leads to trade-off in sperm quality and/or ornamental expression. We found that glochidia infection reduces the curvature of the sperm swimming trajectory, number of breeding tubercles, and possibly male competitive ability, but does not affect expression of male color ornamentation. Furthermore, glochidia infection was found to reduce sperm motility, but only when all the noninfected individuals were excluded from the model. Supporting one of the predictions by phenotype-linked fertility hypothesis both in highinfection and low-infection group male breeding colouration was positively associated with sperm quality. Our results suggest that although glochidia infection may have negative impact on male reproductive success, parasite-induced costs may not create strong trade-off between breeding colouration and sperm quality or that such trade-off become detectable only in resource-limited conditions.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd.
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEcology and Evolution
dc.subject.otherparasite
dc.subject.othersecondary sexual ornamentation
dc.subject.othertrade-off
dc.titleDo highly ornamented and less parasitized males have high quality sperm? : an experimental test for parasite-induced reproductive trade-offs in European minnow (Phoxinus phoxinus)
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201512023892
dc.contributor.laitosBio- ja ympäristötieteiden laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Biological and Environmental Scienceen
dc.contributor.oppiaineAkvaattiset tieteetfi
dc.contributor.oppiaineAquatic Sciencesen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.date.updated2015-12-02T10:15:15Z
dc.type.coarjournal article
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange4237-4246
dc.relation.issn2045-7758
dc.relation.numberinseries22
dc.relation.volume4
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© 2014 The Authors. Ecology and Evolution published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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dc.subject.ysohedelmällisyys
dc.subject.ysosperma
dc.subject.ysoreproduktio
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p19514
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p1491
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p24424
dc.rights.urlhttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
dc.relation.doi10.1002/ece3.1267


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© 2014 The Authors. Ecology and Evolution published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as © 2014 The Authors. Ecology and Evolution published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.