Discrimination between related and unrelated individuals in the Australian lizard Egernia striolata

  title={Discrimination between related and unrelated individuals in the Australian lizard Egernia striolata},
  author={Michael C. Bull and Clare Louise Griffin and Matthew Bonnett and Michael G. Gardner and Steven J. B. Cooper},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
We examined evidence for kin-related signal discrimination in the Australian scincid lizard Egernia striolata, using 41 juvenile lizards from 14 litters from a population in the Mount Lofty Ranges, South Australia. We characterised each juvenile at four polymorphic microsatellite DNA loci, determined genetic relatedness among pairs of juveniles, and assigned for each litter one other litter that was genetically closest and one other litter that was genetically most distant. Lizards responded… CONTINUE READING
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