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Maria Servedio is a co-author, with former visiting student Yusan Yang and Dr. Cori Richards Zawacki from the University of Pittsburgh, of a paper in NATURE titled “Imprinting sets the stage for speciation”.  In this mix of models and experiments, the team showed that tadpoles of the strawberry poison frog (Oophaga pumillio) imprint on adult coloration, affecting both male aggression biases and female preferences, and that this combination allows the maintenance of two color morphs that mate assortatively.  Read More >>  News and Views >>

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