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dc.contributor.authorBuzatto, Bruno A.
dc.contributor.authorKotiaho, Janne Sakari
dc.contributor.authorAssis, Larissa A. F.
dc.contributor.authorSimmons, Leigh W.
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-25T11:00:29Z
dc.date.available2020-06-15T21:35:09Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.citationBuzatto, B. A., Kotiaho, J. S., Assis, L. A. F., & Simmons, L. W. (2019). A link between heritable parasite resistance and mate choice in dung beetles. <i>Behavioral Ecology</i>, <i>30</i>(5), 1382-1387. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1093/beheco/arz089" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.1093/beheco/arz089</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_31228441
dc.identifier.otherTUTKAID_81742
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/66506
dc.description.abstractParasites play a central role in the adaptiveness of sexual reproduction. Sexual selection theory suggests a role for parasite resistance in the context of mate choice, but the evidence is mixed. The parasite-mediated sexual selection (PMSS) hypothesis derives a number of predictions, among which that resistance to parasites is heritable, and that female choice favors parasite resistance genes in males. Here, we tested the PMSS hypothesis using the dung beetle Onthophagus taurus, a species that can be heavily parasitized by Macrocheles merdarius mites, which are known to affect adult survival. We investigated the heritability of resistance to M. merdarius, as well as whether female O. taurus impose a mating bias against males susceptible to mite infestation. Female choice for parasite resistance is difficult to disentangle from the possibility that females are simply choosing less parasitized males due to naturally selected benefits of avoiding contracting those parasites. This is especially likely for ectoparasites, such as mites. We tackled this problem by performing a mate choice trial first, and then measuring a male’s resistance to mite infestation. Resistance to mite infestation exhibited significant levels of additive genetic variance. Although we found no relationship between mating success and parasite resistance, males with greater resistance to infestation mated for longer. If females control copula duration, given that short copulations often result in mating failure, female choice could act on parasite resistance.fi
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherOxford University Press
dc.relation.ispartofseriesBehavioral Ecology
dc.rightsIn Copyright
dc.subject.othervastustuskyky
dc.subject.otherheritable parasite resistance
dc.subject.othermate choice
dc.titleA link between heritable parasite resistance and mate choice in dung beetles
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201911254996
dc.contributor.laitosBio- ja ympäristötieteiden laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Biological and Environmental Scienceen
dc.contributor.oppiaineEkologia ja evoluutiobiologiafi
dc.contributor.oppiaineEcology and Evolutionary Biologyen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.date.updated2019-11-25T10:15:14Z
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange1382-1387
dc.relation.issn1045-2249
dc.relation.numberinseries5
dc.relation.volume30
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dc.rights.copyright© 2019 Oxford University Press
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dc.subject.ysolantakuoriaiset
dc.subject.ysoloiset
dc.subject.ysoperiytyvyys
dc.subject.ysoparinvalinta
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jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p4493
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p9515
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p21441
dc.rights.urlhttp://rightsstatements.org/page/InC/1.0/?language=en
dc.relation.datasethttps://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.8sk4367
dc.relation.doi10.1093/beheco/arz089
jyx.fundinginformationThis work was supported by the Australian Research Council Professorial Fellowship (DP110104594) to L.W.S., the Discovery Early Career Research Award to B.A.B. (DE150101521), a scholarship from Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq) to L.A.F.A. (185/2014), and the University of Western Australia.


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