3 Works

Data from: MHC genotype predicts mate choice in the ring-necked pheasant Phasianus colchicus

Mariella Baratti, Francesco Dessì-Fulgheri, Roberto Ambrosini, Andrea Bonisoli-Alquati, Manuela Caprioli, Emanuele Goti, Angelo Matteo, Roberto Monnanni, Lapo Ragionieri, Emma Ristori, Maria Romano, Diego Rubolini, Angela Scialpi & Nicola Saino
Females of several vertebrate species selectively mate with males on the basis of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) genes. As androgen-mediated maternal effects have long-lasting consequences for the adult phenotype, both mating and reproductive success may depend on the combined effect of MHC genotype and exposure to androgens during early ontogeny. We studied how MHC-based mate choice in ring-necked pheasants (Phasianus colchicus) was influenced by an experimental in ovo testosterone (T) increase. There was no...

Data from: With a little help from my kin: barn swallow nestlings modulate solicitation of parental care according to nestmates’ need

Andrea Romano, Manuela Caprioli, Giuseppe Boncoraglio, Nicola Saino & Diego Rubolini
In altricial species, offspring competing for access to limiting parental resources (e.g. food) are selected to achieve an optimal balance between the costs of scrambling for food, the benefits of being fed and the indirect costs of subtracting food to relatives. Since the marginal benefits of acquiring additional food decrease with decreasing levels of need, satiated offspring should be prone to favour access to food by their needy kin, thus enhancing their own indirect fitness,...

Data from: An evolutionary history of the selectin gene cluster in humans

Manuela Sironi, Matteo Fumagalli, Marco Fracassetti, Rachele Cagliani, Diego Forni, Uberto Pozzoli, Giacomo P. Comi, Federico Marini, Nereo Bresolin & Mario Clerici
Molecules involved in leukocyte trafficking have a central role in the development of inflammatory and immune responses. We performed FST analysis of the selectin cluster, as well as of SELPLG, ICAM1 and VCAM1. Peaks of significantly high population genetic differentiation were restricted to two regions in SELP and one in SELPLG. Resequencing data indicated that the region covering SELP exons 11–13 displays high nucleotide diversity in Africans and Europeans (CEU), and a high level of...

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  • 2012

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  • University of Milan
  • University of Cambridge
  • Institute of Ecosystem Study
  • University of Florence
  • Istituti di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico