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dc.contributor.author Criscuolo, François
dc.contributor.author Zahn, Sandrine
dc.contributor.author Bize, Pierre
dc.coverage.spatial Switzerland
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-08T13:00:32Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-08T13:00:32Z
dc.date.issued 2017-09-13
dc.identifier doi:10.5061/dryad.ts635
dc.identifier.citation Criscuolo F, Zahn S, Bize P (2017) Offspring telomere length in the long lived Alpine swift is negatively related to the age of their biological father and foster mother. Biology Letters 13(9): 20170188.
dc.identifier.issn 1744-9561
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10255/dryad.141442
dc.description A growing body of studies is showing that offspring telomere length (TL) can be influenced by the age of their parents. Such a relationship might be explained by variation in TL at conception (gamete effect) and/or by alteration of early growth conditions in species providing parental care. In a long-lived bird with bi-parental care, the Alpine swift (Apus melba), we exchanged an uneven number of 2 to 4-day-old nestlings between pairs as part of a brood size manipulation. Nestling TL was measured at 50 days after hatching, which allowed investigation of the influence of the age of both their biological and foster parents on offspring TL, after controlling for the manipulation. Nestling TL was negatively related to the age of their biological father and foster mother. Nestling TL did not differ between enlarged and reduced broods. These findings suggest that offspring from older males were fertilized by gametes with shorter telomeres, presumably due to a greater cell division history or a longer accumulation of damage, and that older females may have provided poorer parental care to their offspring.
dc.relation.haspart doi:10.5061/dryad.ts635/1
dc.relation.haspart doi:10.5061/dryad.ts635/2
dc.relation.isreferencedby doi:10.1098/rsbl.2017.0188
dc.subject Telomere
dc.subject Swift
dc.subject Parental age
dc.title Data from: Offspring telomere length in the long lived Alpine swift is negatively related to the age of their biological father and foster mother
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.correspondingAuthor Bize, Pierre
prism.publicationName Biology Letters
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