Advertisement

Topics

The Effect of Timing of Female Vibrational Reply on Male Signalling and Searching Behaviour in the Leafhopper Aphrodes makarovi.

08:00 EDT 21st October 2015 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "The Effect of Timing of Female Vibrational Reply on Male Signalling and Searching Behaviour in the Leafhopper Aphrodes makarovi."

Sexual communication in animals often involves duetting characterized by a coordinated reciprocal exchange of acoustic signals. We used playback experiments to study the role of timing of a female reply in the species-specific duet structure in the leafhopper Aphrodes makarovi (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae). In leafhoppers, mate recognition and location is mediated exclusively by species- and sex-specific substrate-borne vibrational signals and a female signal emitted in reply to male advertisement calls is essential for recognition and successful location of the female. In A. makarovi, males have to initiate each exchange of vibrational signals between partners, and in a duet the beginning of a female reply overlaps the end of the male advertisement call. Results of playback treatments in which female replies were delayed and did not overlap with the male call revealed that in order to trigger an appropriate behavioural response of the male, female reply has to appear in a period less than 400 ms after the end of the initiating male call. Results also suggest that males are not able to detect a female reply while calling, since female reply that did not continue after the end of male call triggered male behaviour similar to behaviour observed in the absence of female reply. Together, our results show that vibrational duets are tightly coordinated and that the species-specific duet structure plays an important role in mate recognition in location processes.

Affiliation

Journal Details

This article was published in the following journal.

Name: PloS one
ISSN: 1932-6203
Pages: e0139020

Links

DeepDyve research library

PubMed Articles [18754 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

MALE ATTRACTION TO FEMALE AIRBORNE CUES BY THE NET-CASTING SPIDER, DEINOPIS SPINOSA.

For many animals, finding a mate can be a difficult task. For males, it often involves actively searching for conspecific females, sometimes over great distances. This mate-searching can be aided thro...

Assessing the Use of Wing Ornamentation and Visual Display in Female Choice Sexual Selection.

Conspicuous sexual dimorphism is often ascribed to sexual selection. When the differences between the sexes are ornamental, this is thought to indicate a role for female choice. In spotted winged Dros...

Effects of a novel partner and sexual satiety on the expression of male sexual behavior and brain aromatase activity in quail.

This study was designed to determine whether changes in sexual motivation acutely regulate brain estrogen synthesis by aromatase. Five experiments (Exp.1-5) were first conducted to determine the effec...

Reply to Commentaries on: Opinions on the "Trick" Technique to Reposition the NAC in Female-to-Male Transexuals.

Male-female interactions in multimale groups of mountain gorillas.

Male-female social interactions may vary according to female receptivity, female parity, and male dominance rank. Such variation may be less apparent in species with one-male mating systems than those...

Clinical Trials [5628 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

Interaction Study to Evaluate the Effects of Mefenamic Acid on the Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Sotagliflozin in Healthy Male and Female Subjects

Primary Objective: To assess the effect of multiple dose mefenamic acid on the pharmacokinetics (PK) of sotagliflozin and its metabolite in healthy male and female subjects. Second...

Timing of COC Denudation and Embryo Quality

The relation between the timing of COC denudation and oocyte /embryo quality is controversial. The aim of this study is to examine whether timing of denudation of sibling oocytes has any e...

Effect of Rifampicin on the Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Sotagliflozin

Primary Objective: To evaluate the effects of rifampicin on the pharmacokinetics (PK) of sotagliflozin and its metabolite in healthy male and female subjects. Secondary Objectives:...

A Single and Multiple Oral Dose Study and a Treatment Schedule-finding Study in Non-elderly, Healthy Subjects

The objectives of this study are to evaluate the safety and tolerability of a single and multiple oral dose of ASP3325 and to evaluate the effect of administration timing on the pharmacody...

Evaluation of the SafeR Mode in Patients With a Dual Chamber Pacemaker Indication

The aim of this study is to assess the benefits from the AAISafeR/SafeR algorithm of Symphony 2550 or REPLY DR in a wide range of pacemaker patients. The expected benefits will be a resul...

Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

Congenital conditions in individuals in which male GONADS develop in a genetic female (female to male sex reversal).

A condition occurring in the female offspring of dizygotic twins (TWIN, DIZYGOTIC) in a mixed-sex pregnancy, usually in CATTLE. Freemartinism can occur in other mammals. When placental fusion between the male and the female FETUSES permits the exchange of fetal cells and fetal hormones, TESTICULAR HORMONES from the male fetus can androgenize the female fetus producing a sterile XX/XY chimeric "female"(CHIMERISM).

The female sex chromosome, being the differential sex chromosome carried by half the male gametes and all female gametes in human and other male-heterogametic species.

The inability of the male to effect FERTILIZATION of an OVUM after a specified period of unprotected intercourse. Male sterility is permanent infertility.

The male sex chromosome, being the differential sex chromosome carried by half the male gametes and none of the female gametes in humans and in some other male-heterogametic species in which the homologue of the X chromosome has been retained.

Advertisement
Quick Search
Advertisement
Advertisement

 


DeepDyve research library

Relevant Topic

Sexual Health
The World Health Organization (WHO) definition of sexual health; "the state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being related to sexuality; it is not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction and infirmity. Sexual health requires a posit...


Searches Linking to this Article