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001-es BibID:BIBFORM081477
Első szerző:Argüelles Ticó, Araceli
Cím:Geographic variation in breeding system and environment predicts melanin-based plumage ornamentation of male and female Kentish plovers / Araceli Argüelles-Ticó, Clemens Küpper, Robert N. Kelsh, Kosztolányi András, Székely Tamás, René E. van Dijk
Megjegyzések:Sexual selection determines the elaboration of morphological and behavioural traits and thus drives the evolution of phenotypes. Sexual selection on males and females can differ between populations, especially when populations exhibit different breeding systems. A substantial body of literature describes how breeding systems shape ornamentation across species, with a strong emphasis on male ornamentation and female preference. However, whether breeding system predicts ornamentation within species and whether similar mechanisms as in males also shape the phenotype of females remains unclear. Here, we investigate how different breeding systems are associated with male and female ornamentation in five geographically distinct populations of Kentish plovers Charadrius alexandrinus. We predicted that polygamous populations would exhibit more elaborate ornaments and stronger sexual dimorphism than monogamous populations. By estimating the size and intensity of male (n?=?162) and female (n?=?174) melanin-based plumage ornaments, i.e. breast bands and ear coverts, we show that plumage ornamentation is predicted by breeding system in both sexes. A difference in especially male ornamentation between polygamous (darker and smaller ornaments) and monogamous (lighter and larger) populations causes the greatest sexual dimorphism to be associated with polygamy. The non-social environment, however, may also influence the degree of ornamentation, for instance through availability of food. We found that, in addition to breeding system, a key environmental parameter, rainfall, predicted a seasonal change of ornamentation in a sex-specific manner. Our results emphasise that to understand the phenotype of animals, it is important to consider both natural and sexual selection acting on both males and females.
Tárgyszavak:Természettudományok Biológiai tudományok idegen nyelvű folyóiratközlemény külföldi lapban
Sexual selection
Breeding system
Kentish plover
Megjelenés:Behavioral Ecology And Sociobiology. - 70 : 1 (2016), p. 49-60. -
További szerzők:Küpper, Clemens Kelsh, Robert N. Kosztolányi András (1971-) (biológus) Székely Tamás (1959-) (biológus) van Dijk, René E.
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001-es BibID:BIBFORM084644
Első szerző:Bókony Veronika (alkalmazott zoológus)
Cím:Necessity or capacity? Physiological state predicts problem-solving performance in house sparrows / Bókony Veronika, Lendvai Ádám Zoltán, Vágási István Csongor, Laura Patras, Pap Péter László, Németh József, Vincze Ernő, Papp Sándor, Preiszner Bálint, Seress Gábor, Liker András
Megjegyzések:Innovative behaviors such as exploiting novel food sources can grant significant fitness benefits for animals, yet little is known about the mechanisms driving such phenomena, and the role of physiology is virtually unexplored in wild species. Two hypotheses predict opposing effects of physiological state on innovation success. On one hand, poor physiological condition may promote innovations by forcing individuals with poor competitive abilities to invent alternative solutions. On the other hand, superior physiological condition may ensure greater cognitive capacity and thereby better problem-solving and learning performance. To test these hypotheses, we studied the behavior of wild-caught house sparrows (Passer domesticus) in 4 novel tasks of food acquisition, one of which was presented to the birds in repeated trials, and we investigated the relationships of individual performance with relevant physiological traits. We found that problem-solving performance across the 4 tasks was moderately consistent within individuals. Birds with lower integrated levels of corticosterone, the main avian stress hormone, solved the most difficult task faster and were more efficient learners in the repeated task than birds with higher corticosterone levels. Birds with higher concentration of total glutathione, a key antioxidant, solved 2 relatively easy tasks faster, whereas birds with fewer coccidian parasites tended to solve the difficult task more quickly. Our results, thus, indicate that aspects of physiological state influence problem-solving performance in a context-dependent manner, and these effects on problem-solving capacity, probably including cognitive abilities, are more likely to drive individual innovation success than necessity due to poor condition.
Tárgyszavak:Természettudományok Biológiai tudományok idegen nyelvű folyóiratközlemény külföldi lapban
animal innovation
oxidative status
stress physiology
Megjelenés:Behavioral Ecology. - 25 : 1 (2014), p. 124-135. -
További szerzők:Lendvai Ádám Zoltán (1977-) (biológus) Vágási Csongor István Pătraş, Laura Pap Péter László (ökológus) Németh József (1954-) (vegyész, analitikus) Vincze Ernő Papp Sándor Preiszner Bálint Seress Gábor Liker András
Pályázati támogatás:OTKA-K84132
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001-es BibID:BIBFORM096419
Első szerző:Fülöp Attila (biológus)
Cím:Sex-specific signalling of individual personality by a mutual plumage ornament in a passerine / Attila Fülöp, Dóra Lukács, Péter Imre Fábián, Bianka Kocsis, Gabriella Csöppü, Judit Bereczki, Zoltán Barta
Megjegyzések:The significance of colour signals in species with strong sexual dimorphism and/or elaborated visual ornaments is rather well-understood. Less attention has, however, been devoted to study colour signals in species with weak or no apparent sexual dimorphism. In such species, an interesting possibility arises as both sexes can bear the same colour ornament(s) (i.e. sexes are mutually ornamented), but their signalling value might differ in males and females. We aimed to explore this possibility by investigating the phenotypic correlates of the black bib, a melanin-based plumage ornament, in the Eurasian tree sparrow (Passer montanus). More specifically, we studied the sex-dependent relationships between bib size and three aspects of individuals' phenotype: body condition (i.e. size-corrected body mass), physiology (i.e. cellular innate immunity/inflammation status, expressed through total leucocyte counts, and chronic physiological stress, expressed through the ratio of heterophils to lymphocytes) and individual personality (i.e. activity in a novel environment). We found that bib size was not associated with body condition and cellular innate immunity/inflammation status, but was positively related to physiological stress levels independent of sex. Furthermore, bib size was negatively associated with activity in males but positively in females. Our findings bring important correlative evidence that mutual ornamental traits may have sex-specific signalling value.
Tárgyszavak:Természettudományok Biológiai tudományok idegen nyelvű folyóiratközlemény külföldi lapban
Melanin-based ornament
Melanocortin hypothesis
Phenotypic integration
Passer montanus
Megjelenés:Behavioral Ecology And Sociobiology. - 75 : 38 (2021), p. 1-13. -
További szerzők:Lukács Dóra Fábián Péter Imre Kocsis Bianka Csöppü Gabriella Bereczki Judit (1979-) (biológus) Barta Zoltán (1967-) (biológus, zoológus)
Pályázati támogatás:OTKA-112527
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001-es BibID:BIBFORM078431
Első szerző:Pap Péter László (ökológus)
Cím:Oxidative physiology of reproduction in a passerine bird: a field experiment / Pap Péter L., Vincze Orsolya, Fülöp Attila, Székely-Béres Orsolya, Patras Laura, Pénzes Janka, Vágási Csongor I.
ISSN:0340-5443 1432-0762
Megjegyzések:Organisms face resource trade-offs to support their parental effort and survival. The life-history oxidative stress hypothesis predicts that an individual's redox state modulates the trade-off between current and residual fitness, but this has seldom been tested experimentally in non-captive organisms. In this study, we manipulated the brood size in breeding pairs of barn swallows (Hirundo rustica) and found that females tending enlarged broods had increased levels of plasma oxidative damage (malondialdehyde concentration). This effect, however, was not accompanied by either a depletion, or defensive upregulation in antioxidants (glutathione, total antioxidant capacity, and uric acid) that may explain the increase in oxidative damage. Brood size manipulation and the level of plasma oxidative damage during brood rearing are not translated into decreased annual return rate, which does not support the oxidative stress hypothesis of life-history trade-offs. On the contrary, we found that female's oxidative damage and total glutathione levels, an important intracellular non-enzymatic antioxidant measured at hatching decreased and correlated positively, respectively with annual return rate, suggesting that oxidative condition at hatching might be a more important contributor to fitness than the oxidative physiology measured during chick rearing. We also show that individual traits and ecological factors, such as the timing of breeding and the abundance of blood-sucking nest mites, correlated with the redox state of males and females during brood care.
Tárgyszavak:Természettudományok Biológiai tudományok idegen nyelvű folyóiratközlemény külföldi lapban
Barn swallows
Life-history trade-offs
Lipid peroxidation
Oxidative stress
Megjelenés:Behavioral Ecology And Sociobiology. - 72 : 2 (2018), p. 1-14. -
További szerzők:Vincze Orsolya (1988-) (biológus) Fülöp Attila (1987-) (biológus) Székely-Béres Orsolya Pătraş, Laura Pénzes Janka Vágási Csongor István
Pályázati támogatás:ÚNKP-16-3-IV
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