Interactions between Behaviour and Genetics in Wild and Domestic Bird Populations

T.B. Rodenburg, K. van Oers

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Abstract

Personality traits can be favoured by both natural and artificial selection, if they result in increased fitness or productivity, and therefore play an important role in both wild and domestic populations. Here, we review how personality traits affect and are affected by natural and artificial selection by focusing on studies from both wild and domestic bird populations. Further, we will also explore how artificial selection affects personality and fitness traits in a domestic population. We will use the great tit (Parus major) and the laying hen (Gallus gallus domesticus) as our model species. When comparing the studies on behaviour genetics in great tits and laying hens, it is fascinating to see that two fields of study that seem quite far apart have so much in common.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th World Congress on Genetic Applied to Livestock Production (WCGALP), Leipzig, Germany, 1-6 August 2010
Pages99
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event9th World Congress on Genetic Applied to Livestock Production (WCGALP), Leipzig, Germany -
Duration: 1 Aug 20106 Aug 2010

Conference

Conference9th World Congress on Genetic Applied to Livestock Production (WCGALP), Leipzig, Germany
Period1/08/106/08/10

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