Navigation Links
Fight or flight? Vocal cues help deer decide during mating season
Date:2/9/2014

hey call. The bucks also recognised groans from early in the rut, recorded before callers became tired, as more threatening than groans recorded later in the rut. This shows that bucks can detect when rivals are becoming fatigued and that exhausted males pose less of a threat.

Dr Pitcher added: "We know from this recent study that by detecting changes in calls, bucks are able to judge which rival is most vulnerable to be challenged and when to fight."

It's known that male deer largely stop feeding and lose more than a quarter* of their body weight while they focus on finding mates, so vocal fatigue seems to be an important indicator as to which male deer have become worn out over the course of the breeding season.

"These results help us to understand how vocalisations and behaviours associated with mating have evolved," said Dr McElligott.

"The findings demonstrate how sexual selection has shaped the vocal behaviour and communication system of fallow deer. We see this trend with other mammals that have similar vocal systems, such as sea lions. The study helps to develop an understanding of how competing for, and attracting mates, has influenced the evolution of communication systems, including human speech."


'/>"/>
Contact: Neha Okhandiar
n.okhandiar@qmul.ac.uk
020-788-27927
Queen Mary, University of London
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. How a shape-shifting DNA-repair machine fights cancer
2. Secrets of potato blight evolution could help farmers fight back
3. Does it pay to be a lover or a fighter? It depends on how you woo females
4. Ph.D. students in India, Ethiopia and Kenya to fight wheat stripe rust
5. Fighting flies
6. New strategy emerges for fighting drug-resistant malaria
7. Research uncovers key difference between our bodies fight against viruses and bacteria
8. Marine bacteria to fight tough infections
9. Tiny acts of microbe justice help reveal how nature fights freeloaders
10. Study explaining parasite gene expression could help fight toxoplasmosis and malaria
11. Plant used in Chinese medicine fights chronic pain
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Fight or flight? Vocal cues help deer decide during mating season
(Date:2/5/2015)... Calif. , Jan. 30, 2015  It is ... great power and potential for genomic science as a ... in disease prevention and treatment.  I was honored to ... new, government-funded precision medicine program. Since ... the science of genomics—from the first sequenced genome of ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... , Jan. 22, 2015 Research and Markets ( ... - A Global Market Overview" report to their offering. ... is to ensure that an individual is who she/he is ... make use of a person,s unique physical characteristics, such as ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... /PRNewswire/ - Today, FindBiometrics, the leading source of biometrics industry news, ... website design. "When we launched FindBiometrics 12 years ... O,Neill , founder and CEO of FindBiometrics. "Now it,s maturing ... the key players on a very broad scale.  We are ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):J. Craig Venter, Ph.D., Co-Founder and CEO, Human Longevity, Inc. (HLI) Participates in White House Precision Medicine Event 2Biometrics - A Global Market Overview 2Biometrics - A Global Market Overview 3Identity Industry Leading Publication Debuts New Look As Biometrics Hit Mainstream 2
... in melanoma therapy. Patients whose melanoma lesions contain a ... a BRAF-specific inhibitor, PLX4032. Reports of the drug trial ... after therapy began the tumors returned and resumed growing. ... tumor learns to signal around the blocked gene by ...
... the southwestern United States are changing and will face ... declines during this century, according to a study conducted ... Service; University of California, Santa Barbara; U.S. Geological Survey; ... in the Proceedings of the National Academy of ...
... that the speed of early forest clearance following human ... much faster and more intense than previously thought. ... just a few large fires within 200 years of ... forest. Grasslands and shrubland replaced the burnt forest and ...
Cached Biology News:Killing drug-resistant melanoma requires combination therapy 2Killing drug-resistant melanoma requires combination therapy 3Drought and rising temperatures weaken southwest forests 2Early settlers rapidly transformed New Zealand forests with fire 2Early settlers rapidly transformed New Zealand forests with fire 3
(Date:2/27/2015)... Halifax, Nova Scotia (PRWEB) February 27, 2015 ... has been made aware of a fraudulent press release ... GlobeNewswire, purporting to be from Immunovaccine. This press release ... with Gilead Science, Inc. The press release did ... to the information contained within the press release. ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... Mass. , Feb. 27, 2015 ... of the NCATS rare-diseases portfolio " in ... a new financing technique to reduce the risk ... diseases and potentially unlock new levels of funding ... The product of a unique collaboration between scientists ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... 27, 2015 The fully automated ... UC) can sequentially analyze up to 48 samples ... high-sensitivity detection of targets by mass spectrometry. ... fulfill the measurement requirements of a wide range ... drug delivery and search for disease biomarkers, additives ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... FamilyFarms Group is pleased to announce its valued ... received the 2015 Tomorrow’s Top Producer Horizon Award. The ... 35, who has demonstrated excellence in the business of ... Tomorrow's Top Producer Horizon Award. Every year I look ... and learning from their experiences. It is truly humbling ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Immunovaccine Disclaims Hoax Press Release 2New Financing Technique May Hold Key to Unlocking Funding for Rare Diseases 2New Financing Technique May Hold Key to Unlocking Funding for Rare Diseases 3New Financing Technique May Hold Key to Unlocking Funding for Rare Diseases 4Shimadzu Corporation Launches Nexera UC - The World’s Foremost Unified Chromatography System 2Shimadzu Corporation Launches Nexera UC - The World’s Foremost Unified Chromatography System 3Matt Sims Receives the 2015 Tomorrow’s Top Producer Horizon Award 2
... 25, 2011 Projects In Knowledge, a fully accredited ... digital and mobile information tools for busy clinicians, has ... The company,s website ( www.projectsinknowledge.com ) won an Award ... "Most Improved Web and Intranet Site." Launched in August ...
... Mich., July 25, 2011 Robert Ettinger, the founder of ... Saturday, July 23, at home in Clinton Township, Michigan, and ... storage at very low temperatures after death in the hope ... aging and disease. Mr. Ettinger wrote ...
... -   Text-to-speech application enables researchers to listen ...  Elsevier, a world leading provider of scientific, technical ... of an audio reader application from iSpeech, provider of cloud-based ... . The iSpeech Audio Reader is the latest in a ...
Cached Biology Technology:Two Health Industry Award Wins for Projects In Knowledge® 2Two Health Industry Award Wins for Projects In Knowledge® 3Founder of Cryonics Movement Dies, is Frozen at Cryonics Institute 2iSpeech® Develops Audio Reader for Elsevier's SciVerse Applications 2iSpeech® Develops Audio Reader for Elsevier's SciVerse Applications 3iSpeech® Develops Audio Reader for Elsevier's SciVerse Applications 4
Histone H2A Polyclonal Antibody 100 ug affinity purified rabbit polyclonal antibody. Detects ~14 kDa Histone H2A. It does not cross-react with other Histones. Reacts with human/mouse/rat. Performs w...
...
CMRL Medium-1066 (1X) liquid...
MMP-20 Immunogen: Activated recombinant human MMP-2 Storage: -20 C, Avoid Freeze/Thaw Cycles...
Biology Products: