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Sexual dimorphism , the differences in appearance between males and females of the same species , such as in colour, shape, size, and structure, that are caused by the inheritance of one or the other sexual pattern in the genetic material. The differences may be extreme, as in the adaptations for sexual selection seen in the exotic plumes and colours of the male bird-of-paradise family Paradisaeidae or in the adaptations for protection exemplified by the great size and huge canine teeth of the male baboon Papio.
Many birds show at least some dimorphism in colour, the female being cryptically coloured to remain concealed on the nest while the more-colourful male uses display in courtship and territorial behaviours. The mountain spiny lizard Sceloporus jarrovi is sexually dimorphic in feeding habits: the equal-sized males and females seek out different sizes of prey.
Pronounced size differences may occur between the sexes. For example, male baboons are more than twice as large as females, and male northern, or Steller, sea lions Eumetopias jubatus weigh about 1, kg 2, pounds , roughly three times as much as females.
In a few mammal species, females tend to be larger than males. The same is true of many non-mammalian vertebrates and numerous invertebrates. Sexual dimorphism. Article Media. Info Print Cite. Submit Feedback. Thank you for your feedback. Sexual dimorphism biology. See Article History. Recent studies have identified the causal mutations of novel crests in pigeons and doves, which are sexually monomorphic Shapiro et al.
If similar mutations are the cause of crest ornaments in wild birds, these studies may represent advances in explaining the lack of sexual dimorphism of these traits. The gene in which these causal mutations appear, EphB2 , is under the influence of androgens in mice Lorenzo et al.
Why this does not appear to evolve readily requires further study. Once a novel ornament has appeared, selection may favour further elaboration. In nature this would normally involve various forms of social selection including sexual selection , but artificial selection in domestic birds closely mimics this process.
For example, Schwochow Thalmann et al. Novel ornaments may be modified in different ways, potentially providing the basis for divergent phenotypes to be selected. Breeders have applied such divergent selection by favouring and maintaining different novel forms of existing ornaments.
This has been particularly well studied in chicken combs. The genetic mutations causing several different comb phenotypes have been resolved reviewed in Headon For example, multiple variations of the Duplex comb phenotype exist in chickens.
These breeds all share a kilobase tandem duplication that causes ectopic expression of the gene EOMES in the ectoderm of the comb-developing region, leading to a double or split comb Dorshorst et al. Further mutations must distinguish between the distinct Duplex comb phenotypes, known as Buttercup and V-shaped, but these have not yet been identified Dorshorst et al. These and other mutations have caused a wide variety of comb phenotypes in chickens.
Each of the novel comb phenotypes are caused by structural mutations that modulate the expression of different transcription factors Headon It is noteworthy that none of these mutations affect the degree of sexual dimorphism: the ancestral sexual dimorphism is maintained in all the mutants see for example Fig.
In the same category of mutations that cause elaboration or diversification of existing ornamental traits that may or may not have already evolved sexual dimorphism, we find mutations affecting plumage colour in a range of bird species. Price suggested that plumage colour is one of the traits in which new mutants that appeal to breeders occur most frequently. However, most mutations reduce plumage brightness, rather than enhance it.
Several mutations causing plumage colour differences have been identified in for example Budgerigars Cooke et al. Again, in none of these cases do the mutations affect the degree of sexual dimorphism of the trait. Phylogenetic studies have shown that once sexual dimorphism has evolved for a given ornament, it can be lost and regained easily Wiens ; Price and Eaton While not studied directly in domestic birds, the loss of dimorphism in the direction of increased female ornamentation is straightforward.
Sexual dimorphism in several bird ornaments, most notably in plumage colour, is achieved through hormonal suppression of ornament development Kimball and Ligon In such cases, all that is needed for female ornamentation to reappear is altered hormone levels or sensitivity.
Ovariectomy leads to the development of male-like plumage in female birds Owens and Short Similarly, females that start developing male-like plumage later in life, when hormone levels presumably change, are observed with some regularity Owens and Short The reverse does not happen: castration does not result in female-like plumage in male birds Owens and Short Instead, the production of female-like plumage in males i.
An interesting case in point is the Henny feathers phenotype in chickens. This phenotype is caused by an autosomal dominant mutation that causes males to express female-like plumage Matsumine et al. While the precise mutation has not yet been identified, it is known that males carrying this phenotype express an alternatively spliced variant of aromatase messenger RNA as a result of the activity of a promoter element contained in an endogenous retrovirus located upstream of the aromatase gene Matsumine et al.
Aromatase is an enzyme that converts androgens to oestrogen. Ectopic expression of aromatase leads to oestrogen production in the skin, where it is normally not found in males Matsumine et al. Aromatase expression in these birds is sensitive to 5-azacytidine treatment Leshin , suggesting a role for DNA methylation. The hormonal basis of sexual dimorphism of ornamental traits in birds implies that selection of hormone levels or associated behavioural traits could lead to increased or decreased levels of dimorphism as a pleiotropic effect Kraaijeveld and Reumer While there are currently no known examples of this in domestic birds, this possibility further cautions against assuming adaptive explanations for the lack of sexual dimorphism.
Most novel ornaments in domestic birds appear as sexually monomorphic traits as a result of mutations that affect the expression of key developmental genes.
Whether similar mutations underlie the striking ornaments in wild bird species remains to be seen. Several of the mutations uncovered in domestic birds reduce fitness, sometimes severely. The Silky feather phenotype is flightless and has poor thermoregulation Feng et al. Such fitness-reducing mutations can be maintained in domestic birds when they are favoured by breeders.
In populations of wild birds, they may similarly be maintained when they are favoured by mate choice or other social interactions. Furthermore, drift effects in small populations can also result in the fixation of mildly deleterious mutations. Subsequent evolution will then favour additional mutations that ameliorate the deleterious effect. This is exemplified by the Rose comb mutation in chickens, in which the original mutation caused reduced sperm motility and thus impaired fertility Imsland et al.
A secondary mutation in the same genomic region restored fertility Imsland et al. Such a compensatory mutation is likely to be a pervasive force in evolution Denver et al.
Once a new ornamental trait has established, subsequent mutations can cause further elaboration and diversification of the trait. Furthermore, sexual dimorphism may evolve through a variety of mechanisms, which may be easier for some traits than for others. Therefore, both selection and constraints are likely to play a role in the evolution of sexual dimorphism, and their relative importance may differ between traits. In particular, Lande assumed both traits and sexual dimorphism to be highly polygenic.
This meant that the evolution of sexual dimorphism would have to be a slow process, as each gene involved in ornament development would have to evolve sexually dimorphic expression independently. Ornamental traits in domestic birds, however, show that ornaments can be caused by single mutations of large effect and thus appear more or less instantaneously.
Likewise, sexual dimorphism may be gained by linking the expression of a key gene in the developmental pathway to an existing sexually dimorphic signal. Again, it would seem that sexual dimorphism may appear instantaneously, although we have no actual examples of this happening.
Therefore, while the studies discussed here support the sequence of events leading to sexually dimorphic ornamentation proposed by Lande , they do not support the postulated slow and gradual mode of ornament evolution. Based on these considerations, I propose that sexually monomorphic ornaments in birds may include traits that 1 never evolved dimorphism because selection did not favour it; 2 are under positive selection for dimorphism, but are difficult to modulate; 3 could be modulated easily, but are selected for monomorphism; and 4 are a side-effect of selection on hormone levels, rather than on the ornament itself.
The relative contribution of each of these processes to the diversity of sexually monomorphic ornaments in nature awaits further study.
More generally, future studies on wild birds could be targeted using information from domestic birds, while further studies on domestic birds could address outstanding questions arising from patterns observed in wild birds. As first priorities, such studies should include scrutiny of the genes that cause novel ornaments in domestic birds in the genomes of wild birds and searching or selecting for domestic bird lineages in which the degree of sexual dimorphism has changed.
Leif Andersson kindly alerted me to the Henny feathers phenotype in chickens. Shraddha Shitut prepared Fig. Skip to main content Skip to sections. Advertisement Hide. Download PDF. Genetic architecture of novel ornamental traits and the establishment of sexual dimorphism: insights from domestic birds.
Open Access. First Online: 12 March Part of the following topical collections: 27th International Ornithological Congress, Vancouver, Canada, 19—26 August Zusammenfassung Die Evolution sexualmonorpher Ornamente ist bisher nur unzureichend verstanden. Introduction Birds display a staggering diversity of traits that appear to serve no purpose in survival, such as bright plumage, elongated tail and Crest feathers, elaborate song and exuberant visual displays.
To gain insight into the first stages of ornament evolution, we need to observe the appearance of new ornamental traits. Domesticated birds offer excellent opportunities for such an endeavour.
Many novel traits have appeared in domestic birds, including chickens, pigeons, ducks and Budgerigars, and were favoured by breeders Price Indeed, several novel traits in domestic birds closely resemble ornamental traits observed in wild birds e. Naked neck, Frizzle feather and Ear tuft phenotypes in domestic chickens function as display traits in Turkey Meleagris gallopavo Buchholz , Black Swan Cygnus atratus Kraaijeveld et al.
Lu , respectively. In recent years, the molecular mechanisms underlying many of these traits have been clarified in both chickens and pigeons Fig. I propose that these mechanisms may parallel those that underlie similar traits in wild birds. If so, these mechanisms may provide insights into the evolution of ornamental traits and sexual dimorphism. In this paper, I review the literature on the molecular genetics of ornamental traits in domestic birds and assess what it might teach us about evolution of ornaments and sexual dimorphism in the wild.
Open image in new window. Images: Shutterstock. Image: Shraddha Shitut. Sex-linked inheritance of dominant traits may provide an avenue for the evolution of sexually dimorphic ornaments in birds.
Because of incomplete dosage compensation for sex-linked genes in birds, dominant sex-linked traits show male-biased expression.