Navigation Links
Successful Dads Have Not So Successful Daughters

Dads at the top of the pecking order can rest assured that their male offspring will take after them, but it's a very different story when it comes to the daughters, especially in the case of red deer.

A new study on red deer has found that genes that may prove useful for their sons, may not have the same effects when it comes to their female offspring.

The boffins also state that though this study was carried out in deer, the same could also hold true for humans, and could explain why successful human dads don't have the same traits as them.

The research carried out on deer showed that the female offspring of the biggest and strongest stags were less successful at breeding and had fewer fawns during their lives than daughters of the not so successful males.

This caused them to theorise that some genes are designed to benefit just one gender and can handicap the other sex.

"We see this sexually antagonistic selection because the male and female deer need to fulfil different requirements in order to be successful," the New Scientist quoted lead author of the study Katharina Foerster of the University of Edinburgh, UK, as saying.

Foerster and her colleagues studied data about the deer collected over the last 40 years from the Isle of Rhum, off Scotland's west coast. Success among stags was judged on the basis of how many fawns they sired.

Loeske Kruuk, of the University of Edinburgh, said: "Natural selection means the most successful individuals pass on their genes more frequently than the losers, so more individuals should be carrying those good genes.

"As time goes on we should expect the low-quality genes to be lost, causing less variation between individuals. But we still see huge differences.

"This effect of the best males not producing the best daughters is possibly an important reason why differences remain. Maybe the idea that some genes are better than others is too simplistic: it depends on the sex of the individual."

The study and its findings are published in Nature magazine.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Plastic Sling Has Proved Successful In Improving Aging Of The Neck
2. Successful creation of human embryos from a single parent for the first time
3. French Doctors Successfully Separate Twins Joined At Spine
4. Alzheimer’s disease trial With EVT 101 For Successfully Complete
5. Overweight Briton Underwent Successful Surgery In India Being Denied By NHS
6. First Ever Face Transplant In China Successfully Performed
7. Third Arm Removed Successfully
8. Pancreatic Cancer Surgery Successful in 80-Year-Olds
9. Australian Surgeons Successfully Conduct Worlds First Triple Organ Transplant
10. Mental Health Providers Can Be Successfully Located With Pediatricians
11. Anti-Obesity Vaccine Successful In Rats
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/31/2016)... ... May 31, 2016 , ... Spectrum Aquatics has launched a brand new ... designed and built with the user in mind. , “Over the last two years ... that an ADA 400 lbs lift is a necessary requirement for certain facilities with ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... ... , ... In a recent interview on The Greenburgh Report radio show hosted ... WVOX (1460 AM), leading medical insurance advocate Adria Goldman Gross discussed several eye-opening ... maelstrom.” , During the interview with Mr. Feiner that aired on May 7, ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... , ... May 31, 2016 , ... ... media enterprise focused on patients with cancer, has added Cancer and Careers ... website visitors with more timely content on continuing successful careers while fighting cancer. ...
(Date:5/30/2016)... ... May 30, 2016 , ... Shaolin Institute ... 8-day-8 and 8-night special intensive summer training camp starts on June 17th on ... offers families and children a fun and unique experience with an opportunity to ...
(Date:5/28/2016)... ... May 28, 2016 , ... SuperCloset is proud to officially launch our ... day issues, struggles and obstacles veterans’ need to overcome in order to face their ... or retired military veteran(s) with a donated SuperCloset product based on the needs and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/25/2016)... 2016 According to market research ... and Demand Forecast to 2022 - Industry Insights by ... published by P&S Market Research, the global insulin delivery ... and it is expected to grow at a CAGR ... pump segment is expected to witness the fastest growth ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... 2016  Granger Diagnostics today announced immediate availability of ... infections. This test ensures discovery of ALL bacteria, ... test requires only a simple swab of the wound ... G. Bostwick , MD, Chief Medical Officer, described ... "We are excited to make available, for the ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... 2016 MedDay, a biotechnology company focused ... oral presentation entitled "High doses of biotin in progressive multiple ... given by Professor Ayman Tourbah , Principal Investigator of ... European Academy of Neurology (EAN) in Copenhagen, Denmark ... will take place on Sunday, 29 May 2016 from 14:45 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: