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Journal of Evolutionary Biology
Gottlieb, D., Department of Life Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, Department of Desert Ecology, Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, Department of Life Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, P.O.B. 653, Beer-Sheva 84105, Israel
Holzman, J.P., San Diego State University, CA, United States
Lubin, Y., Department of Desert Ecology, Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Bouskila, A., Department of Life Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, Department of Desert Ecology, Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Kelley, S.T., San Diego State University, CA, United States
Harari, A.R., Department of Entomology, Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Center, Israel
We investigated the mating system and population genetic structure of the beetle, Coccotrypes dactyliperda, with life history characteristics that suggest the presence of a stable mixed-mating system. We examined the genetic structure of seven populations in Israel and found significant departures from the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium and an excess of homozygosity. Inbreeding coefficients were highly variable across populations, suggesting that low levels of outbreeding occur in nature. Experiments were conducted to determine whether the observed high inbreeding in these populations is the result of a reproductive assurance strategy. Females reared in the laboratory took longer to mate with males from the same population (inbreeding) than with males from a different population (outbreeding). These results suggest that females delayed inbreeding, and were more inclined to outbreed when possible. Thus inbreeding, which predominates in most populations, may be due to a shortage of mates for outbreeding rather than a preference for inbreeding. We conclude that C. dactyliperda has a mixed-mating system that may be maintained by a reproductive assurance strategy. © 2009 European Society For Evolutionary Biology.
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Mate availability contributes to maintain the mixed-mating system in a scolytid beetle
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Gottlieb, D., Department of Life Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, Department of Desert Ecology, Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, Department of Life Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, P.O.B. 653, Beer-Sheva 84105, Israel
Holzman, J.P., San Diego State University, CA, United States
Lubin, Y., Department of Desert Ecology, Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Bouskila, A., Department of Life Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, Department of Desert Ecology, Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Kelley, S.T., San Diego State University, CA, United States
Harari, A.R., Department of Entomology, Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Center, Israel
Mate availability contributes to maintain the mixed-mating system in a scolytid beetle
We investigated the mating system and population genetic structure of the beetle, Coccotrypes dactyliperda, with life history characteristics that suggest the presence of a stable mixed-mating system. We examined the genetic structure of seven populations in Israel and found significant departures from the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium and an excess of homozygosity. Inbreeding coefficients were highly variable across populations, suggesting that low levels of outbreeding occur in nature. Experiments were conducted to determine whether the observed high inbreeding in these populations is the result of a reproductive assurance strategy. Females reared in the laboratory took longer to mate with males from the same population (inbreeding) than with males from a different population (outbreeding). These results suggest that females delayed inbreeding, and were more inclined to outbreed when possible. Thus inbreeding, which predominates in most populations, may be due to a shortage of mates for outbreeding rather than a preference for inbreeding. We conclude that C. dactyliperda has a mixed-mating system that may be maintained by a reproductive assurance strategy. © 2009 European Society For Evolutionary Biology.
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