Evolution of schooling behavior in threespine sticklebacks is shaped by the Eda gene

Greenwood, Anna K; Mills, Margaret G; Wark, Abigail R; Archambeault, Sophie Louise; Peichel, Catherine (2016). Evolution of schooling behavior in threespine sticklebacks is shaped by the Eda gene. Genetics, 203(2), pp. 677-681. Genetics Society of America 10.1534/genetics.116.188342

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Despite longstanding interest in the genetic mechanisms that underlie behavioral evolution, very few genes that underlie naturally occurring variation in behavior between individuals or species are known, particularly in vertebrates. Here, we build on our previous forward genetic mapping experiments and use transgenic approaches to identify Ectodysplasin as a gene that causes differences in schooling behavior between wild populations of threespine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus) fish. This work provides rare insight into the proximate mechanisms that have shaped the evolution of vertebrate behavior.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Department of Biology > Institute of Ecology and Evolution (IEE)
08 Faculty of Science > Department of Biology > Institute of Ecology and Evolution (IEE) > Evolutionary Ecology

UniBE Contributor:

Archambeault, Sophie Louise and Peichel, Catherine

Subjects:

500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology

ISSN:

0016-6731

Publisher:

Genetics Society of America

Funders:

[UNSPECIFIED] National Science Foundation IOS 1145866

Language:

English

Submitter:

Catherine Peichel

Date Deposited:

05 Jul 2017 13:38

Last Modified:

05 Jul 2017 13:38

Publisher DOI:

10.1534/genetics.116.188342

PubMed ID:

27052567

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.97909

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/97909

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