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Infidelity in Birds – Causes and Consequences of Extra-pair Paternity


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Title: Infidelity in Birds – Causes and Consequences of Extra-pair Paternity
Authors: Augustin, Jakob
E-mail: jakob.augustin@bioenv.gu.se
Issue Date: 13-Apr-2012
University: University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Science
Institution: Department of Zoology ; Zoologiska institutionen
Parts of work: I) Augustin J, Isaksson D, Pauliny A, Wallander J & Blomqvist D. No evidence of extra-pair paternity in the common redshank (Tringa totanus). Manuscript

II) Augustin J, Blomqvist D, Szép T, Szabó ZD & Wagner RH (2007). No evidence of genetic benefits from extra-pair fertilizations in female sand martins (Riparia riparia). Journal of Ornithology 148: 189-198
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III) Küpper C, Kosztolányi A, Augustin J, Dawson DA, Burke T & Székely T (2010). Heterozygosity-fitness correlations of conserved microsatellite markers in Kentish plovers Charadrius alexandrinus. Molecular ecology 19: 5172-5185
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IV) Augustin J, Grønstøl GB, Pauliny A, Wagner RH & Blomqvist D. Variation in brood sex ratio associated with extra-pair paternity in a wader, the northern lapwing (Vanellus vanellus). Manuscript

V) Augustin J & Bartoszek K. Are you sure you have shown primary sex ratio adjustment? The problem of differential mortality revisited. Manuscript

VI) Küpper C, Augustin J, Edwards S, Székely T, Kosztolányi A & Janes AE. Triploid plover female provides support for a role of the W chromosome in avian sex determination. Manuscript
Date of Defence: 2012-05-04
Disputation: Fredagen den 4 Maj, kl. 10.00, Föreläsningssalen, Institutionen för biologi och miljövetenskap, Zoologihuset, Medicinaregatan 18A, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: extra-pair paternity
genetic benefits
heterozygosity
sex ratio
Riparia riparia
Tringa totanus
Vanellus vanellus
Charadrius alexandrinus
Abstract: Forty years ago, more than 90% of bird species were classified as monogamous and not very exciting systems for studies of e.g. sexual selection. Since then, the discovery of extra-pair paternity (EPP) in more than 75% of surveyed monogamous bird species has made avian monogamy, and the interaction between social and genetic mating systems in general, a challenging and attractive area of research. Despite three decades of research on EPP in birds, however, many questions and controversies ... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-8452-9
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/29039
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