lec7_Dr_Joe_Brown_kin_talk_05

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Unformatted text preview: Kin discrimination in salmonid fishes . Students who did the work Dr Grant Brown (Concordia Univ) Dr Martha Hiscock (MSc- DFO/ Envir Canada) Dr. Rupika Rajakaruna (Univ of Peradeniya/Sri Lanka Outline of todays tale What it is & why selected Chronology of experiments Results.very interesting. Kin recognition the process by which individuals assess the genetic relatedness of conspecifics to themselves or others, based upon their perceptions expressed by or associated with these individuals.. Waldman et al. 1988 Some distinctions Kin bias: tendency for related indivs to show some response to each other Kin recognition: the unobservable neural process of classing indivs as kin. Kin discrimination: the biasing of responses with respect to kinship Suggested mechanisms Locational cues Familiarity Phenotype matching Recognition alleles Fitness Benefits Inclusive fitness the sum of an individuals own genetic fitness plus all of its influence on the genetic fitness of relatives other then direct descendants (Wilson 1987) Timing of Experiments...
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This note was uploaded on 02/08/2010 for the course BIOL 3143 taught by Professor Daveshutler during the Winter '10 term at Acadia.

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