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Correlated responses in death-feigning behavior, activity, and brain biogenic amine expression in red flour beetle Tribolium castaneum strains selected for walking distance

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Title
Correlated responses in death-feigning behavior, activity, and brain biogenic amine expression in red flour beetle Tribolium castaneum strains selected for walking distance
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Journal of Ethology, December 2015
DOI 10.1007/s10164-015-0452-6
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Kentarou Matsumura, Ken Sasaki, Takahisa Miyatake

Abstract

Dispersal ability may influence antipredator and mating strategies. A previous study showed a trade-off between predation avoidance and mating success in strains of the red flour beetle Tribolium castaneum selected for walking distance . Specifically, beetles derived from strains selected for longer walking distance suffered higher predation pressure and had higher male mating success than their counterparts derived from strains selected for shorter walking distance. In the study reported here, we compared the locomotor activity, biogenic amine expression in the brain, and death-feigning behavior of the red flour beetle strains selected for walking distance. The results indicated that individuals genetically predisposed to longer walking distance had higher locomotor activity and lower intensity of death-feigning behavior than those genetically predisposed to shorter walking distance. However, no significant differences were found in the expression of biogenic amines in the brain among strains selected for walking distance, although the level of dopamine in the brain differed from that of the strains divergently selected for duration of death-feigning behavior. The relationships between walking speed, activity, death-feigning behavior, and brain biogenic amines in T. castaneum are discussed.

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 33%
Student > Master 3 25%
Unspecified 2 17%
Librarian 1 8%
Professor > Associate Professor 1 8%
Other 1 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 58%
Unspecified 2 17%
Computer Science 1 8%
Neuroscience 1 8%
Medicine and Dentistry 1 8%
Other 0 0%

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