Louise D. Heitzmann

Louise D. Heitzmann
Université de Montpellier | UM1 · Institut des Sciences de l’Évolution Montpellier (ISEM)

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In mammals, most sex differences in phenotype are controlled by gonadal hormones, but recent work on transgenic mice have shown that sex chromosomes can have a direct influence on sex-specific behaviors. In this study, we take advantage of the naturally occurring sex reversal in a mouse species, Mus minutoides, to investigate for the first time the...
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Parental care, one of the most sexually dimorphic behaviour in mammals, was long thought to be driven mostly, if not exclusively, by gonadal hormones. Over the past two decades, very few studies have challenged this view, highlighting the direct influence of the sex chromosome complement (XX vs XY). The African pygmy mouse, Mus minutoides , is a wi...
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Abstract Numerous studies have reported correlations between the heterozygosity of genetic markers and fitness. These heterozygosity–fitness correlations (HFCs) play a central role in evolutionary and conservation biology, yet their mechanistic basis remains open to debate. For example, fitness associations have been widely reported at both neutral...
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The ability of the agent of plague, Yersinia pestis, to form a biofilm blocking the gut of the flea has been considered to be a key evolutionary step in maintaining flea‐borne transmission. However, blockage decreases dramatically the life expectancy of fleas, challenging the adaptive nature of blockage. Here, we develop an epidemiological model of...
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The ability of the agent of plague, Yersinia pestis , to form a biofilm blocking the gut of the flea has been considered to be a key evolutionary step in maintaining flea-borne transmission. However, blockage decreases dramatically the life expectancy of fleas, challenging the adaptive nature of blockage. Here we develop an epidemiological model of...

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