Wendt Müller

Summary

Affiliation: University of Antwerp
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. pmc Environmental effects shape the maternal transfer of carotenoids and vitamin E to the yolk
    Wendt Müller
    Department of Biology Ethology, University of Antwerp, 2610, Wilrijk, Belgium
    Front Zool 9:17. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Sources of variation in yolk hormone deposition: consistency, inheritance and developmental effects
    Wendt Müller
    Department of Biology Ethology, University of Antwerp, Belgium
    Gen Comp Endocrinol 175:337-43. 2012
  3. pmc GnRH--a missing link between testosterone concentrations in yolk and plasma and its intergenerational effects
    Wendt Müller
    Department of Biology Ethology, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
    PLoS ONE 6:e22675. 2011
  4. pmc Maternal yolk androgens stimulate territorial behaviour in black-headed gull chicks
    Wendt Müller
    Behavioural Biology, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
    Biol Lett 5:586-8. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Elevated yolk androgen levels and the expression of multiple sexually selected male characters
    Wendt Müller
    Department of Biology Ethology, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, Antwerp, Wilrijk, Belgium
    Horm Behav 55:175-81. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Yolk testosterone, postnatal growth and song in male canaries
    Wendt Müller
    Department of Biology Ethology, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Wilrijk, Belgium
    Horm Behav 54:125-33. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Manipulative signals in family conflict? On the function of maternal yolk hormones in birds
    Wendt Müller
    Department of Biology Ethology, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, 2610 Antwerp Wilrijk, Belgium
    Am Nat 169:E84-96. 2007
  8. doi request reprint Food conditions affect yolk testosterone deposition but not incubation attendance
    Jonas Vergauwen
    Department of Biology Ethology, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, 2610 Antwerp Wilrijk, Belgium
    Gen Comp Endocrinol 176:112-9. 2012
  9. ncbi request reprint Maternal androgens in egg yolks: relation with sex, incubation time and embryonic growth
    Corine M Eising
    Department of Animal Behaviour, University of Groningen, P O Box 14, 9750 AA Haren, The Netherlands
    Gen Comp Endocrinol 132:241-7. 2003
  10. pmc Avian mothers create different phenotypes by hormone deposition in their eggs
    Corine M Eising
    Behavioural Biology, University of Groningen, PO Box 14, 9750 AA Haren, The Netherlands
    Biol Lett 2:20-2. 2006

Detail Information

Publications27

  1. pmc Environmental effects shape the maternal transfer of carotenoids and vitamin E to the yolk
    Wendt Müller
    Department of Biology Ethology, University of Antwerp, 2610, Wilrijk, Belgium
    Front Zool 9:17. 2012
    ..The effects of the current environmental conditions were studied via a food supplementation experiment, while the consequences of past environmental conditions were estimated on the basis of the early growth trajectories...
  2. doi request reprint Sources of variation in yolk hormone deposition: consistency, inheritance and developmental effects
    Wendt Müller
    Department of Biology Ethology, University of Antwerp, Belgium
    Gen Comp Endocrinol 175:337-43. 2012
    ....
  3. pmc GnRH--a missing link between testosterone concentrations in yolk and plasma and its intergenerational effects
    Wendt Müller
    Department of Biology Ethology, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
    PLoS ONE 6:e22675. 2011
    ....
  4. pmc Maternal yolk androgens stimulate territorial behaviour in black-headed gull chicks
    Wendt Müller
    Behavioural Biology, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
    Biol Lett 5:586-8. 2009
    ....
  5. doi request reprint Elevated yolk androgen levels and the expression of multiple sexually selected male characters
    Wendt Müller
    Department of Biology Ethology, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, Antwerp, Wilrijk, Belgium
    Horm Behav 55:175-81. 2009
    ..Our results suggest that this may relate to the numerous other environmental and/or genetic factors influencing the expression of sexually selected male characters...
  6. doi request reprint Yolk testosterone, postnatal growth and song in male canaries
    Wendt Müller
    Department of Biology Ethology, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Wilrijk, Belgium
    Horm Behav 54:125-33. 2008
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Manipulative signals in family conflict? On the function of maternal yolk hormones in birds
    Wendt Müller
    Department of Biology Ethology, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, 2610 Antwerp Wilrijk, Belgium
    Am Nat 169:E84-96. 2007
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Food conditions affect yolk testosterone deposition but not incubation attendance
    Jonas Vergauwen
    Department of Biology Ethology, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, 2610 Antwerp Wilrijk, Belgium
    Gen Comp Endocrinol 176:112-9. 2012
    ..This suggests that canary females respond to food manipulations mainly via changes in clutch size rather than by altering the degree of hatching asynchrony...
  9. ncbi request reprint Maternal androgens in egg yolks: relation with sex, incubation time and embryonic growth
    Corine M Eising
    Department of Animal Behaviour, University of Groningen, P O Box 14, 9750 AA Haren, The Netherlands
    Gen Comp Endocrinol 132:241-7. 2003
    ..We conclude that it is unlikely that maternal androgens are a key factor in the avian sex determination mechanism...
  10. pmc Avian mothers create different phenotypes by hormone deposition in their eggs
    Corine M Eising
    Behavioural Biology, University of Groningen, PO Box 14, 9750 AA Haren, The Netherlands
    Biol Lett 2:20-2. 2006
    ....
  11. doi request reprint Negative effects of yolk testosterone and ticks on growth in canaries
    Jonas Vergauwen
    Department of Biology Ethology, University of Antwerp, Wilrijk, Belgium
    J Exp Zool A Ecol Genet Physiol 315:553-61. 2011
    ..Thus, the effects of elevated yolk testosterone on growth may be dose-dependent or vary with the egg quality, suggesting prenatal context-dependency...
  12. ncbi request reprint Maternal hormones as a tool to adjust offspring phenotype in avian species
    Ton G G Groothuis
    Department of Behavioural Biology, University of Groningen, P O Box 14, 9750 AA Haren, The Netherlands
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 29:329-52. 2005
    ..The field would greatly benefit from an analysis of the underlying physiological mechanisms...
  13. pmc Penguin chicks benefit from elevated yolk androgen levels under sibling competition
    Maud Poisbleau
    Department of Biology Ethology, University of Antwerp, Wilrijk, Belgium
    PLoS ONE 7:e42174. 2012
    ..This contrasts to most previous studies in other species where yolk androgens have been shown to compensate for the negative consequences of delayed hatching within the brood hierarchy...
  14. pmc Balancing between costs and benefits of maternal hormone deposition in avian eggs
    Tong G Groothuis
    Department of Animal Behaviour, University of Groningen, PO Box 14, 9750 AA Haren, The Netherlands
    Biol Lett 1:78-81. 2005
    ..Thus, mothers face a trade-off between these costs and benefits and may tune hormone deposition to prevailing conditions that influence chick survival...
  15. pmc Prenatal androgen exposure modulates cellular and humoral immune function of black-headed gull chicks
    Wendt Müller
    Research group Behavioral Biology, Zoological Laboratory, University of Groningen, 9750 AA Haren, The Netherlands
    Proc Biol Sci 272:1971-7. 2005
    ..The outcome of embryonic yolk androgen exposure thus likely depends on the post-hatching circumstances for the developing offspring such as parasite exposure and degree of sibling competition...
  16. ncbi request reprint Steroids for free? No metabolic costs of elevated maternal androgen levels in the black-headed gull
    Corine M Eising
    Dept of Animal Behaviour, University of Groningen, PO Box 14, 9750 AA, Haren, The Netherlands
    J Exp Biol 206:3211-8. 2003
    ..Males showed a lower RMR than females towards the fledging age. We conclude that it is unlikely that the costs of high maternal androgen levels can be found in higher energy expenditure in the chick...
  17. doi request reprint Coadaptation of offspring begging and parental provisioning: A role for prenatal maternal effects?
    Natalia Estramil
    Department of Biology Ethology, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, 2610 Wilrijk, Belgium Electronic address
    Horm Behav 87:129-136. 2016
    ..In addition, our results suggest that the functional consequences of yolk testosterone deposition may relate to hatching asynchrony since it primarily varied with egg laying order...
  18. pmc Coadaptation of offspring begging and parental provisioning--an evolutionary ecological perspective on avian family life
    Natalia Estramil
    Department of Biology Ethology, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
    PLoS ONE 8:e70463. 2013
    ..This suggests parental control of feeding, which is also supported by the positive covariation between offspring begging and parental feeding...
  19. doi request reprint Testosterone influences song behaviour and social dominance - but independent of prenatal yolk testosterone exposure
    Jonas Vergauwen
    Department of Biology Ethology, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, 2610 Wilrijk, Belgium
    Gen Comp Endocrinol 195:80-7. 2014
    ..Further experiments are urgently needed in order to understand the nature of the phenotypic effects resulting from embryonic exposure to maternal yolk testosterone. ..
  20. pmc Sex differences in yolk hormones depend on maternal social status in Leghorn chickens (Gallus gallus domesticus)
    Wendt Müller
    Department of Animal Behavior, University of Groningen, PO Box 14, 9750 AA Haren, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Proc Biol Sci 269:2249-55. 2002
    ..Differential androgen deposition might thus provide a mechanism for adaptive maternal investment depending on both the sex of the egg and the social status of the mother...
  21. pmc 'Out of tune': consequences of inbreeding on bird song
    Raïssa A de Boer
    Behavioural Ecology and Ecophysiology group, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, 2610 Wilrijk, Belgium
    Proc Biol Sci 283:. 2016
    ..Nonetheless, females discriminated among inbred and outbred males, as they produced heavier clutches when mated with an outbred male. Our study highlights the importance of song phonetics, which has hitherto often been overlooked. ..
  22. pmc Sexually antagonistic selection during parental care is not generated by a testosterone-related intralocus sexual conflict-insights from full-sib comparisons
    Arne Iserbyt
    Department of Biology Ethology, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, B 2610 Wilrijk, Belgium
    Sci Rep 5:17715. 2015
    ..We hypothesize that behavioural and physiological trade-offs differ between sexes when raising offspring, driving T levels towards a state of monomorphism. ..
  23. doi request reprint Influence of mate preference and laying order on maternal allocation in a monogamous parrot species with extreme hatching asynchrony
    Stefanie E P Lahaye
    Department of Biology, Research Group Ethology, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, Wilrijk, 2610 Antwerp, Belgium Electronic address
    Horm Behav 71:49-59. 2015
    ..These measures, however, did not change linearly with the laying order and render it unlikely that female budgerigars compensate for the extreme hatching asynchrony by adjusting within-clutch allocation of prenatal maternal resources. ..
  24. doi request reprint When ambient noise impairs parent-offspring communication
    Carsten Lucass
    Behavioural Ecology and Ecophysiology group, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, 2610 Antwerp, Wilrijk, Belgium Electronic address
    Environ Pollut 212:592-7. 2016
    ..Either way, it appears that noise impaired parent-offspring communication is likely to reduce reproductive success. ..
  25. pmc Virulence of recurrent infestations with Borrelia-infected ticks in a Borrelia-amplifying bird
    Dieter J A Heylen
    Evolutionary Ecology Group, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Belgium
    Sci Rep 5:16150. 2015
    ..Body condition showed a similar overshooting response in function of the severity of the Borrelia infection. The observed overcompensation increases the bird's energetic needs, which may result in an increase in transmission events. ..
  26. doi request reprint Hatching asynchrony aggravates inbreeding depression in a songbird (Serinus canaria): an inbreeding-environment interaction
    Raïssa A de Boer
    Department of Biology Ethology, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1 Campus Drie Eiken C1 25, B 2610, Wilrijk, Belgium
    Evolution 69:1063-8. 2015
    ..e. prehatching environment), or to performance of the chicks during sibling competition and/or their resilience to food shortage (i.e. posthatching environment)...
  27. doi request reprint Sources of variation in innate immunity in great tit nestlings living along a metal pollution gradient: an individual-based approach
    Anke Vermeulen
    Department of Biology Ethology, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, 2610 Wilrijk, Belgium Electronic address
    Sci Total Environ 508:297-306. 2015
    ..Interestingly, we also found substantial within nest variation, for which the sources remain unclear, and which highlights the need of an individual-based approach. ..