Monday, November 30, 2009

New lab-publication about intralocus sexual conflict in polymorphic damselflies

Former PhD-student Jessica Abott and I have a forthcoming article ("Early view") in Evolutionary Ecology Research (EER) that might be of interest. It deals with intersexual genetic correlations in different female colour morphs of the damselfly Ischnura elegans, that we have studied intensively in our lab over the last ten years.

These intersexual genetic correlations differ significantly between the different female morphs, the most striking pattern being higher intersexual genetic correlations ("more male-like") in the androchrome (male-mimicking) female morph. The paper can be found here, and the title is "Morph-specific intersexual genetic correlations in an intraspecific mimicry system". Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Hej, and congratulation on a very interesting and inspiring paper... I just have one question that might be stupid but I have to ask it:
    the analyses you report in Table 4 seem a bit strange to me: you are comparing different correlations like mother son or father son etc. but these are non-independent, since they involve the same individuals (twice sons or daughters and twice mothers or fathers). Thus shuold you not have used some kind of resampling procedure, and is it even possible to conduct such an ANOVA with all these factors (there is also possible non-independence for the traits you used, sicne they are also involved several times in the different correlations?) just wondering...