Show simple item record Anderholm, Sofia Marshall, R. C. van der Jeugd, Henk P. Waldeck, Peter Larsson, Kjelle Andersson, Malte 2010-03-24T17:15:33Z 2010-03-24T17:15:33Z 2009-07-01
dc.identifier.citation Anderholm , S , Marshall , R C , van der Jeugd , H P , Waldeck , P , Larsson , K & Andersson , M 2009 , ' Nest parasitism in the barnacle goose: evidence from protein fingerprinting and microsatellites ' Animal Behaviour , vol 78 , no. 1 , pp. 167-174 . DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2009.04.011 en
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dc.description Anderholm, S., Marshall, R. C., van der Jeugd, H., Waldeck, P., Larsson, K., Andersson, M. (2009). Nest parasitism in the barnacle goose: evidence from protein fingerprinting and microsatellites. Animal Behaviour, 78, (1), 167-174. Sponsorship: Swedish Research Council/the Wallenberg foundation/Wilhelm and Marina Lundgren’s foundation IMPF: 02.89 RONO: 00 en
dc.description.abstract Geese are often seen as one of nature's best examples of monogamous relationships, and many social pairs stay together for life. However, when parents and young are screened genetically, some chicks do not match their social parents. Although this has often been explained as adoption of foreign young after hatching, conspecific nest parasitism is another possibility. We used nondestructive egg albumen sampling and protein fingerprinting to estimate the frequency and success of nest parasitism in a Baltic Sea population of barnacle geese, Branta leucopsis. Among the 86 nests for which we had the most complete information, 36% were parasitized, and 12% of the eggs were parasitic. Almost 80% of the parasitic eggs were laid after the host began incubation. Hatching of these eggs was limited to the few cases where the host female incubated longer than normally because her own eggs failed to hatch. Conspecific nest parasitism in this population therefore seems mainly to be an alternative reproductive tactic of lower fitness than normal nesting. Comparison with DNA pro. ling of chicks (with 10-14 microsatellites) and other evidence confirmed the suitability of protein fingerprinting for analysis of nest parasitism. It can often provide more data than microsatellites, if eggs are albumen-sampled soon after being laid, before most losses occur. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Animal Behaviour en
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dc.subject adoption en
dc.subject albumen fingerprinting en
dc.subject barnacle goose en
dc.subject best of bad job en
dc.subject Branta leucopsis en
dc.subject brood parasitism en
dc.subject egg en
dc.subject female alternative reproductive tactic en
dc.subject microsatellite profiling en
dc.title Nest parasitism in the barnacle goose: evidence from protein fingerprinting and microsatellites en
dc.type /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/researchoutputtypes/contributiontojournal/article en
dc.contributor.institution Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en

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