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dc.contributor.authorMcClelland, Stephanie C
dc.contributor.authorReynolds, Miranda
dc.contributor.authorCordall, Molly
dc.contributor.authorHauber, Mark E
dc.contributor.authorGoymann, Wolfgang
dc.contributor.authorMcClean, Luke A
dc.contributor.authorHamama, Silky
dc.contributor.authorLund, Jess
dc.contributor.authorDixit, Tanmay
dc.contributor.authorLouder, Matthew IM
dc.contributor.authorSafari, Ignas
dc.contributor.authorHonza, Marcel
dc.contributor.authorSpottiswoode, Claire
dc.contributor.authorPortugal, Steven J
dc.date.accessioned2021-10-28T08:08:52Z
dc.date.available2021-10-28T08:08:52Z
dc.date.issued2021-10-27
dc.date.submitted2021-05-18
dc.identifier.issn0962-8452
dc.identifier.otherrspb20211137
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/329985
dc.descriptionFunder: National Science Foundation; Id: http://dx.doi.org/10.13039/100000001
dc.descriptionFunder: Tanzanian Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH)
dc.descriptionFunder: NERC
dc.descriptionFunder: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft; Id: http://dx.doi.org/10.13039/501100004189
dc.descriptionFunder: Ministry of Education; Id: http://dx.doi.org/10.13039/501100002701
dc.descriptionFunder: Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute (TAWIRI)
dc.descriptionFunder: University of Cape Town; Id: http://dx.doi.org/10.13039/501100007112
dc.descriptionFunder: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
dc.description.abstractMovement of the embryo is essential for musculoskeletal development in vertebrates, yet little is known about whether, and why, species vary. Avian brood parasites exhibit feats of strength in early life as adaptations to exploit the hosts that rear them. We hypothesized that an increase in embryonic movement could allow brood parasites to develop the required musculature for these demands. We measured embryo movement across incubation for multiple brood-parasitic and non-parasitic bird species. Using a phylogenetically controlled analysis, we found that brood parasites exhibited significantly increased muscular movement during incubation compared to non-parasites. This suggests that increased embryo movement may facilitate the development of the stronger musculoskeletal system required for the demanding tasks undertaken by young brood parasites.
dc.languageen
dc.publisherThe Royal Society
dc.subjectEvolution
dc.subjectResearch articles
dc.subjectavian brood parasites
dc.subjectco-evolutionary arms race
dc.subjectembryonic development
dc.subjectmuscle development
dc.titleEmbryo movement is more frequent in avian brood parasites than birds with parental reproductive strategies.
dc.typeArticle
dc.date.updated2021-10-28T08:08:51Z
prism.issueIdentifier1961
prism.publicationNameProc Biol Sci
prism.volume288
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.77429
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-10-04
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1098/rspb.2021.1137
rioxxterms.versionAO
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.contributor.orcidMcClelland, Stephanie C [0000-0002-8763-2291]
dc.contributor.orcidHauber, Mark E [0000-0003-2014-4928]
dc.contributor.orcidGoymann, Wolfgang [0000-0002-7553-5910]
dc.contributor.orcidDixit, Tanmay [0000-0001-5604-7965]
dc.contributor.orcidLouder, Matthew IM [0000-0003-4421-541X]
dc.contributor.orcidSafari, Ignas [0000-0001-5157-5398]
dc.contributor.orcidSpottiswoode, Claire [0000-0003-3232-9559]
dc.contributor.orcidPortugal, Steven J [0000-0002-2438-2352]
dc.identifier.eissn1471-2954
pubs.funder-project-idBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BB/J014109/1)
cam.issuedOnline2021-10-27


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