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The Novel Concept of "Behavioural Instability" and Its Potential Applications
Aalborg Univ, Dept Chem & Biosci, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7H, DK-9000 Aalborg, Denmark.;Aalborg Zoo, Dept Zool, Mollepk Vej 63, DK-9000 Aalborg, Denmark..ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4644-8981
Aalborg Univ, Dept Chem & Biosci, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7H, DK-9000 Aalborg, Denmark..
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Biology, Department of Ecology and Genetics, Animal ecology. Univ Belgrade, Inst Biol Res, Despot Stefan Blvd 142, Belgrade 11000, Serbia..
Aarhus Univ, Dept Mol Biol & Genet, Ctr Quantitat Genet & Genom, DK-8830 Tjele, Denmark.;Lundbeck Fdn Initiat Integrat Psychiat Res, iPSYCH, DK-8000 Aarhus, Denmark.;Aarhus Univ, Ctr Integrat Sequencing, iSEQ, DK-8000 Aarhus, Denmark..
2016 (English)In: Symmetry, ISSN 2073-8994, E-ISSN 2073-8994, Vol. 8, no 11, article id 135Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The concept of developmental instability (DI) is a well-known indicator of environmental and genetic stress and is often investigated using various indices such as fluctuating asymmetry, directional asymmetry, antisymmetry and phenotypic variance. Investigations dealing with DI are using morphometric traits. The aim of this investigation is to present the novel concept of behavioural instability in which the trait measured is a behavioural trait. We apply the conventional indices used for the estimation of developmental instability on directional movement-clockwise (CW) and counter-clockwise (CCW) movement of 19 highly inbred lines of Drosophila melanogaster tested in a circular arena. We show that it is possible to quantify behavioural instability using the indices traditionally used to investigate DI. Results revealed several significant differences among lines, depending on the index utilized. The perspectives of utilizing the concept in biological research such as toxicology, evolutionary and stress biology are discussed.

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2016. Vol. 8, no 11, article id 135
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fluctuating asymmetry, scaling effect, Drosophila melanogaster
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-316149DOI: 10.3390/sym8110135ISI: 000392482200027OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-316149DiVA, id: diva2:1077469
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