Nature and nurture: A step towards investigating their interactions in the wild

Frere, Celine H., Mann, Janet, Krutzen, Michael, Connor, Richard, Bejder, Lars and Sherwin, William B. (2011) Nature and nurture: A step towards investigating their interactions in the wild. Communicative and Integrative Biology, 4 2: 192-193. doi:10.4161/cib.4.2.14297

Author Frere, Celine H.
Mann, Janet
Krutzen, Michael
Connor, Richard
Bejder, Lars
Sherwin, William B.
Title Nature and nurture: A step towards investigating their interactions in the wild
Journal name Communicative and Integrative Biology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1942-0889
Publication date 2011-03
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.4161/cib.4.2.14297
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 4
Issue 2
Start page 192
End page 193
Total pages 2
Place of publication Austin, TX, United States
Publisher Landes Bioscience
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract The debate about the relative importance of nature versus nurture has been around for decades, but despite this, there has been very little evidence about how these might in fact interact to drive evolution in the wild. Recently, the identification of a comparable methodology for analyzing both genetic and social effects of phenotypic variation revealed that fitness variation in a freeliving population of dolphin was driven by a strong social and genetic interaction. This study not only provides evidence that nature and nurture do interact to drive phenotypic evolution but also represents a step towards partitioning the effects of genetic, social, environmental factors and their multiway interactions to better understand phenotypic evolution in the wild.
Keyword Genetics
Quantitative genetics
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Addendum to: Frère CH, Krützen M, Mann J, Connor RC, Bejder L, Sherwin WB. Social and genetic interactions drive fitness variation in a free-living dolphin population. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2010; PMID: 21041638; DOI: 10.1073/ pnas.1007997107.

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Created: Tue, 14 Jun 2011, 11:01:58 EST by Ms Celine Frere on behalf of School of Agriculture and Food Sciences