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dc.contributor.authorBlažek, Radim
dc.contributor.authorPolačik, Matej
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Carl Hendrik
dc.contributor.authorHonza, Marcel
dc.contributor.authorMeyer, Axel
dc.contributor.authorReichard, Martin
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-03T08:30:07Z
dc.date.available2018-05-03T08:30:07Z
dc.date.issued2018-05-02
dc.identifier.citationBlažek , R , Polačik , M , Smith , C H , Honza , M , Meyer , A & Reichard , M 2018 , ' Success of cuckoo catfish brood parasitism reflects co-evolutionary history and individual experience of their cichlid hosts ' Science Advances , vol. 4 , no. 5 , eaar4380 . https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.aar4380en
dc.identifier.issn2375-2548
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 252201397
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 0a122308-bc9c-49bb-a8f9-28f9bd6acfbd
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85047147643
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0003-3285-0379/work/47136200
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10023/13286
dc.descriptionFinancial support came from Czech Science Foundation (P505/12/G112 and 18-00682S).en
dc.description.abstractObligate brood parasites manipulate other species into raising their offspring. Avian and insect brood parasitic systems demonstrate how interacting species engage in reciprocal coevolutionary arms races through behavioral and morphological adaptations and counteradaptations. Mouthbrooding cichlid fishes are renowned for their remarkable evolutionary radiations and complex behaviors. In Lake Tanganyika, mouthbrooding cichlids are exploited by the only obligate nonavian vertebrate brood parasite, the cuckoo catfish Synodontis multipunctatus. We show that coevolutionary history and individual learning both have a major impact on the success of cuckoo catfish parasitism between coevolved sympatric and evolutionarily naïve allopatric cichlid species. The rate of cuckoo catfish parasitism in coevolved Tanganyikan hosts was 3 to 11 times lower than in evolutionarily naïve cichlids. Moreover, using experimental infections, we demonstrate that parasite egg rejection in sympatric hosts was much higher, leading to seven times greater parasite survival in evolutionarily naïve than sympatric hosts. However, a high rejection frequency of parasitic catfish eggs by coevolved sympatric hosts came at a cost of increased rejection of their own eggs. A significant cost of catfish parasitism was universal, except for coevolved sympatric cichlid species with previous experience of catfish parasitism, demonstrating that learning and individual experience both contribute to a successful host response.
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofScience Advancesen
dc.rightsCopyright © 2018 The Authors, some rights reserved; exclusive licensee American Association for the Advancement of Science. No claim to original U.S. Government Works. Distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial License 4.0 (CC BY-NC). This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial license, which permits use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, so long as the resultant use is not for commercial advantage and provided the original work is properly cited.en
dc.subjectQH301 Biologyen
dc.subjectSH Aquaculture. Fisheries. Anglingen
dc.subjectDASen
dc.subject.lccQH301en
dc.subject.lccSHen
dc.titleSuccess of cuckoo catfish brood parasitism reflects co-evolutionary history and individual experience of their cichlid hostsen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.description.versionPublisher PDFen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Biologyen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Marine Alliance for Science & Technology Scotlanden
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Scottish Oceans Instituteen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.aar4380
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden


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