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dc.contributor.authorKerr Lobel, Lisaen_US
dc.contributor.authorDrown, Devin M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBarber, Paul H.en_US
dc.contributor.authorLobel, Phillip S.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-01T19:20:21Z
dc.date.available2020-05-01T19:20:21Z
dc.date.issued2019-10-24
dc.identifier.citationLisa Kerr Lobel, Devin M Drown, Paul H Barber, Phillip S Lobel. 2019. "A Genetic Assessment of Parentage in the Blackspot Sergeant Damselfish, Abudefduf sordidus (Pisces: Pomacentridae)." Fishes, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp. 53 - 53. https://doi.org/10.3390/fishes4040053
dc.identifier.issn2410-3888
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/40510
dc.description.abstractMicrosatellite markers were used to investigate the reproductive behavior of the damselfish Abudefduf sordidus at Johnston Atoll, Central Pacific Ocean. Genetic results indicated that ten males maintained guardianship over their nest territories for up to nine nest cycles during a 3.5 month period. Genotypes of 1025 offspring sampled from 68 nests (composed of 129 clutches) were consistent with 95% of the offspring being sired by the guardian male. Offspring lacking paternal alleles at two or more loci were found in 19 clutches, indicating that reproductive parasitism and subsequent alloparental care occurred. Reconstructed maternal genotypes allowed the identification of a minimum of 74 different females that spawned with these ten territorial males. Males were polygynous, mating with multiple females within and between cycles. Genetic data from nests, which consisted of up to four clutches during a reproductive cycle, indicated that each clutch usually had only one maternal contributor and that different clutches each had different dams. Females displayed sequential polyandry spawning with one male within a cycle but switched males in subsequent spawning cycles. These results highlight new findings regarding male parasitic spawning, polygyny, and sequential polyandry in a marine fish with exclusive male paternal care.en_US
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dc.languageen
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMDPI AGen_US
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dc.rights© 2019 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectReproductive behavioren_US
dc.subjectPaternityen_US
dc.subjectMicrosatelliteen_US
dc.subjectAlloparental careen_US
dc.subjectAlternative reproductive tacticen_US
dc.subjectPolyandryen_US
dc.subjectFish spawningen_US
dc.titleA genetic assessment of parentage in the blackspot sergeant damselfish, Abudefduf sordidus (Pisces: Pomacentridae)en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.description.versionPublished versionen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/fishes4040053
pubs.elements-sourcemanual-entryen_US
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pubs.organisational-groupBoston Universityen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, College of Arts & Sciencesen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Biologyen_US
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_US
dc.date.online2019-10-24
dc.identifier.mycv528442


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© 2019 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
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