Ontogenetic Approach to Studying Natural Avian Populations

Ontogenetic Approach to Studying Natural Avian Populations The asymmetry of digit folidosis and the correlation of exterior characteristics have been studied in 20 passerine species. The level of the characteristic asymmetry depends on the phylopatry level and regularly increases in the species disposed to annual change of the nesting site. We assume that the revealed variability reflects interpopulation flow of genes. Age-, sex-, and biotope-related changes associated with urbanization have been revealed in the correlation of characteristics. Older birds have more pronounced correlation of characteristics; it is also more specific for males than females. Correlation of characteristics is less pronounced in the urban avian populations. These differences are interpreted in terms of stabilizing selection within intraspecific groups. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Russian Journal of Developmental Biology Springer Journals

Ontogenetic Approach to Studying Natural Avian Populations

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2001 by MAIK “Nauka/Interperiodica”
Subject
Life Sciences; Animal Anatomy / Morphology / Histology
ISSN
1062-3604
eISSN
1608-3326
D.O.I.
10.1023/A:1012834019915
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Abstract

The asymmetry of digit folidosis and the correlation of exterior characteristics have been studied in 20 passerine species. The level of the characteristic asymmetry depends on the phylopatry level and regularly increases in the species disposed to annual change of the nesting site. We assume that the revealed variability reflects interpopulation flow of genes. Age-, sex-, and biotope-related changes associated with urbanization have been revealed in the correlation of characteristics. Older birds have more pronounced correlation of characteristics; it is also more specific for males than females. Correlation of characteristics is less pronounced in the urban avian populations. These differences are interpreted in terms of stabilizing selection within intraspecific groups.

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Russian Journal of Developmental BiologySpringer Journals

Published: Oct 9, 2004

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