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Title: Mating systems in birds: a review of molecular studies

Creator:

Wink, Michael ; Dyrcz, Andrzej (1933- )

Date issued/created:

1999

Resource Type:

Article

Subtitle:

Acta Ornithologica, vol. 34, no. 2 ; Systemy kojarzenia się u ptaków: przegląd badań molekularnych

Contributor:

Polska Akademia Nauk. Muzeum i Instytut Zoologii ; Meeting of the European Ornithologists' Union (2 ; 1999 ; Gdańsk)

Publisher:

Muzeum i Instytut Zoologii PAN

Place of publishing:

Warszawa

Description:

Referat wygłoszony na Second Meeting of the European Ornithologists' Union ; Bibliogr. p. 98-104 ; P. [91]-109 : ill. ; 27 cm ; Abstract in Polish. Taxa in Latin

Abstract:

DNA fingerprinting or microsatellite PCR studies have disclosed that extra-pair paternity (EPP) is a regular and relevant phenomenon in socially monogamous species. Corresponding genetic data are tabulated for 119 species. Within a species, the EPP can vary between populations and years; it obviously depends on several environmental, ecological and sociobiological constrains. While these explanations can account for variation within certain species or genera, they fail if we look at EPP within the class Aves. We found, that the probability that both mates of a monogamous pair breed together in consecutive years (termed annual pair survival) appears to be negatively correlated with the degree of extra-pair fertilizations (EPF), i.e. longlived species, in which mates have a real chance to raise young together over several seasons show significant lower EPP than species which only mate for a single summer (including many songbirds). Our analysis thus provides another possibility to speculate on the function and benefits of extra-pair copulations (EPC). Data are also given on the evolution of mating systems in New World Blackbirds Icteridae and reed warblers (genus Acrocephalus) based on molecular phylogenies of these groups, indicating a high degree of convergent evolution.

Relation:

Acta Ornithologica

Volume:

34

Issue:

2

Start page:

91

End page:

109

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:45206

Source:

MiIZ PAN, call no. P.257, Vol. 34, No 2 ; MiIZ PAN, call no. P.4568, Vol. 34, No 2 ; click here to follow the link

Language:

eng ; pol

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Restricted Access

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. Access only on terminals at the Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, may be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms.

Digitizing institution:

Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Projects co-financed by:

Programme Innovative Economy, 2010-2014, Priority Axis 2. R&D infrastructure ; European Union. European Regional Development Fund

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