Samuel Cotton

Summary

Affiliation: University of Lausanne
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Individual recognition: mice, MUPs and the MHC
    Samuel Cotton
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, Biophore, University of Lausanne, CH 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Curr Biol 17:R971-3. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Introduction of Trojan sex chromosomes to boost population growth
    Samuel Cotton
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne, Biophore, CH 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
    J Theor Biol 249:153-61. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Control of introduced species using Trojan sex chromosomes
    Samuel Cotton
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne, CH 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Trends Ecol Evol 22:441-3. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Sexual selection: does condition dependence fail to resolve the 'lek paradox'?
    Samuel Cotton
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, Biophore, University of Lausanne, CH 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Curr Biol 17:R335-7. 2007
  5. doi request reprint Population consequences of environmental sex reversal
    Samuel Cotton
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne, Biophore, CH 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Conserv Biol 23:196-206. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Sexual selection and condition-dependent mate preferences
    Samuel Cotton
    Department of Biology, University College London, Wolfson House, 4 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HE, UK
    Curr Biol 16:R755-65. 2006
  7. pmc Assigning sex to pre-adult stalk-eyed flies using genital disc morphology and X chromosome zygosity
    Martin Carr
    Department of Biology, University College London, Wolfson House, 4 Stephenson Way, London, NW1 2HE, UK
    BMC Dev Biol 6:29. 2006
  8. pmc Variation in preference for a male ornament is positively associated with female eyespan in the stalk-eyed fly Diasemopsis meigenii
    Samuel Cotton
    The Galton Laboratory, Department of Biology, University College London, 4 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HE, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 273:1287-92. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Sexual selection: the importance of long-term fitness measures
    Samuel Cotton
    The Galton Laboratory, Department of Biology, University College London, UK
    Curr Biol 15:R334-6. 2005
  10. pmc Do sexual ornaments demonstrate heightened condition-dependent expression as predicted by the handicap hypothesis?
    Samuel Cotton
    The Galton Laboratory, Department of Biology, University College London, 4 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HE, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 271:771-83. 2004

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Publications11

  1. ncbi request reprint Individual recognition: mice, MUPs and the MHC
    Samuel Cotton
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, Biophore, University of Lausanne, CH 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Curr Biol 17:R971-3. 2007
    ..A recent study demonstrates that this phenomenon occurs in mice, and reveals the genetic signal that underlies it...
  2. ncbi request reprint Introduction of Trojan sex chromosomes to boost population growth
    Samuel Cotton
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne, Biophore, CH 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
    J Theor Biol 249:153-61. 2007
    ..We find that the introduction of WW individuals can be most effective for an increase of population growth, especially if the induced sex change has little or no effect on viability...
  3. ncbi request reprint Control of introduced species using Trojan sex chromosomes
    Samuel Cotton
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne, CH 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Trends Ecol Evol 22:441-3. 2007
    ..Analogous dynamics are expected in systems in which sex determination is influenced by one or a few major genes on autosomes...
  4. ncbi request reprint Sexual selection: does condition dependence fail to resolve the 'lek paradox'?
    Samuel Cotton
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, Biophore, University of Lausanne, CH 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Curr Biol 17:R335-7. 2007
    ..A recent paper, however, suggests that this may not be the case in Drosophila bunnanda...
  5. doi request reprint Population consequences of environmental sex reversal
    Samuel Cotton
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne, Biophore, CH 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Conserv Biol 23:196-206. 2009
    ..Populations that lose genetic sex determination may quickly go extinct if the environmental forces that cause sex reversal cease...
  6. ncbi request reprint Sexual selection and condition-dependent mate preferences
    Samuel Cotton
    Department of Biology, University College London, Wolfson House, 4 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HE, UK
    Curr Biol 16:R755-65. 2006
    ..We also examine some of the wider implications of condition-dependent mating decisions and their effect on the strength of sexual selection...
  7. pmc Assigning sex to pre-adult stalk-eyed flies using genital disc morphology and X chromosome zygosity
    Martin Carr
    Department of Biology, University College London, Wolfson House, 4 Stephenson Way, London, NW1 2HE, UK
    BMC Dev Biol 6:29. 2006
    ..Here we describe two techniques, one morphological and one microsatellite-based, that identify the sex of stalk-eyed fly larvae and pupae...
  8. pmc Variation in preference for a male ornament is positively associated with female eyespan in the stalk-eyed fly Diasemopsis meigenii
    Samuel Cotton
    The Galton Laboratory, Department of Biology, University College London, 4 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HE, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 273:1287-92. 2006
    ..We found significant variation in the strength of individual preference. In addition, preference was positively associated with female eyespan, a condition-dependent trait putatively linked to visual acuity...
  9. ncbi request reprint Sexual selection: the importance of long-term fitness measures
    Samuel Cotton
    The Galton Laboratory, Department of Biology, University College London, UK
    Curr Biol 15:R334-6. 2005
    ..They also reveal that the offspring of preferred males produce more descendents themselves. Females prefer males with a large song repertoire, which further work shows is a condition-dependent indicator of male quality...
  10. pmc Do sexual ornaments demonstrate heightened condition-dependent expression as predicted by the handicap hypothesis?
    Samuel Cotton
    The Galton Laboratory, Department of Biology, University College London, 4 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HE, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 271:771-83. 2004
    ..Despite the common claim that sexual ornaments are condition-dependent, the unexpected conclusion from our literature review is that there is little support from well-designed experiments...
  11. ncbi request reprint Condition dependence of sexual ornament size and variation in the stalk-eyed fly Cyrtodiopsis dalmanni (Diptera: Diopsidae)
    Samuel Cotton
    The Galton Laboratory, Department of Biology, University College London, 4 Stephenson Way, London, NW1 2HE, United Kingdom
    Evolution 58:1038-46. 2004
    ..Thus, evaluation of male eyespan allows females to gain additional information about male condition over and above that given by body size. These findings accord well with condition-dependent handicap models of sexual selection...