October 16, July 2, Like this: Like Loading Less than 5 out of every 1, will survive into adulthood. Seahorse Fathers Take Reins in Childbirth.
This extraordinarily tiny window of time female topi have for sex makes them very promiscuous, leading to "rampant mating," Bro-Jorgensen said. This fact provides a clue into the purpose and adaptive function of the male brood pouch. The authors discuss the possibility of homosexual pairing or cooperative breeding to be also influenced by adult sex ratio, although additional research will be required to provide a further line of evidence on that front.
However, it is all exciting. The finding is reported in a paper published in Nature Communications this week.
Additional information Authors' contributions AB participated in the design of the study, carried out the laboratory work and data analysis and wrote the manuscript. Alternatively, sex-role reversed species may indeed be capable of processing MH-based olfactory cues, something which is currently under investigation in targeted mate choice experiments in the seahorse.
This article is published under license to BioMed Central Ltd. It is important to note, that maximal MHC diversity may also be constrained, both by interactions with the autoimmune response [ 4748 ] and by consistently high levels of interlocus gene conversion, which may tend to homogenize genetic variation in species carrying multiple copies of these genes [ 49 ].
Sex Role Reversals Common. You are commenting using your WordPress. Such role reversals more common in the animal kingdom than currently thought. Amanda C. Creating these eggs are costly in terms of bodily resources and energy.