Manfred Milinski

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Country: Germany

Publications

  1. pmc Reputation, a universal currency for human social interactions
    Manfred Milinski
    Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Plon, Germany
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 371:20150100. 2016
  2. doi request reprint Arms races, ornaments and fragrant genes: the dilemma of mate choice in fishes
    Manfred Milinski
    Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Evolutionary Ecology, Thienemannstrasse 2, 24306 Plön, Germany Electronic address
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 46:567-72. 2014
  3. pmc Costly major histocompatibility complex signals produced only by reproductively active males, but not females, must be validated by a 'maleness signal' in three-spined sticklebacks
    Manfred Milinski
    Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, August Thienemann Strasse 2, 24306 Ploen, Germany
    Proc Biol Sci 277:391-8. 2010
  4. pmc Transcriptome profiling of immune tissues reveals habitat-specific gene expression between lake and river sticklebacks
    Yun Huang
    Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, 24306, Plon, Germany
    Mol Ecol 25:943-58. 2016
  5. ncbi request reprint An experimental test of the immunocompetence handicap hypothesis in a teleost fish: 11-ketotestosterone suppresses innate immunity in three-spined sticklebacks
    Joachim Kurtz
    Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, August Thienemann Strasse 2, D 24306 Plon, Germany
    Am Nat 170:509-19. 2007
  6. pmc Genomics of divergence along a continuum of parapatric population differentiation
    Philine G D Feulner
    Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Plon, Germany Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity, Evolutionary Bioinformatics, Westfalische Wilhelms University, Munster, Germany
    PLoS Genet 11:e1004966. 2015
  7. pmc MHC genes and oxidative stress in sticklebacks: an immuno-ecological approach
    Joachim Kurtz
    Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Max Planck Institute of Limnology, August Thienemann Strasse 2, 24306 Plön, Germany
    Proc Biol Sci 273:1407-14. 2006
  8. pmc Lifetime reproductive success is maximized with optimal major histocompatibility complex diversity
    Martin Kalbe
    Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, August Thienemann Strasse 2, 24306 Ploen, Germany
    Proc Biol Sci 276:925-34. 2009
  9. pmc Multiple gossip statements and their effect on reputation and trustworthiness
    Ralf D Sommerfeld
    Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Postfach 165, 24306 Plön, Germany
    Proc Biol Sci 275:2529-36. 2008
  10. pmc Major histocompatibility complex diversity influences parasite resistance and innate immunity in sticklebacks
    Joachim Kurtz
    Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Max Planck Institute of Limnology, August Thienemann Strasse 2, 24306 Plön, Germany
    Proc Biol Sci 271:197-204. 2004

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Publications40

  1. pmc Reputation, a universal currency for human social interactions
    Manfred Milinski
    Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Plon, Germany
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 371:20150100. 2016
    ..Whenever possible I will present tests of predictions of evolutionary theory, i.e. fitness maximizing strategies, mostly by economic experiments with humans. ..
  2. doi request reprint Arms races, ornaments and fragrant genes: the dilemma of mate choice in fishes
    Manfred Milinski
    Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Evolutionary Ecology, Thienemannstrasse 2, 24306 Plön, Germany Electronic address
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 46:567-72. 2014
    ....
  3. pmc Costly major histocompatibility complex signals produced only by reproductively active males, but not females, must be validated by a 'maleness signal' in three-spined sticklebacks
    Manfred Milinski
    Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, August Thienemann Strasse 2, 24306 Ploen, Germany
    Proc Biol Sci 277:391-8. 2010
    ..We hypothesize that shedding of peptide-MHC complexes compromises immune function, selecting against unconditional use of these signals...
  4. pmc Transcriptome profiling of immune tissues reveals habitat-specific gene expression between lake and river sticklebacks
    Yun Huang
    Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, 24306, Plon, Germany
    Mol Ecol 25:943-58. 2016
    ..Together, these findings reinforce the hypothesis that parasites contribute to adaptation of sticklebacks in lake and river habitats. ..
  5. ncbi request reprint An experimental test of the immunocompetence handicap hypothesis in a teleost fish: 11-ketotestosterone suppresses innate immunity in three-spined sticklebacks
    Joachim Kurtz
    Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, August Thienemann Strasse 2, D 24306 Plon, Germany
    Am Nat 170:509-19. 2007
    ..Moreover, there was a trend for fish with high 11kT levels to suffer more from oxidative stress. Thus, our data provide support for the ICHH...
  6. pmc Genomics of divergence along a continuum of parapatric population differentiation
    Philine G D Feulner
    Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Plon, Germany Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity, Evolutionary Bioinformatics, Westfalische Wilhelms University, Munster, Germany
    PLoS Genet 11:e1004966. 2015
    ....
  7. pmc MHC genes and oxidative stress in sticklebacks: an immuno-ecological approach
    Joachim Kurtz
    Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Max Planck Institute of Limnology, August Thienemann Strasse 2, 24306 Plön, Germany
    Proc Biol Sci 273:1407-14. 2006
    ..They could, thus, also be relevant in the broader context of the evolution of sexually selected signals that are based on carotenoids and are, thus supposed to reflect oxidative stress resistance...
  8. pmc Lifetime reproductive success is maximized with optimal major histocompatibility complex diversity
    Martin Kalbe
    Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, August Thienemann Strasse 2, 24306 Ploen, Germany
    Proc Biol Sci 276:925-34. 2009
    ....
  9. pmc Multiple gossip statements and their effect on reputation and trustworthiness
    Ralf D Sommerfeld
    Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Postfach 165, 24306 Plön, Germany
    Proc Biol Sci 275:2529-36. 2008
    ..Moreover, reciprocity, trust and reputations transferred via gossip are positively correlated. This interrelation might have helped to reach the high levels of cooperation that can be observed in humans...
  10. pmc Major histocompatibility complex diversity influences parasite resistance and innate immunity in sticklebacks
    Joachim Kurtz
    Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Max Planck Institute of Limnology, August Thienemann Strasse 2, 24306 Plön, Germany
    Proc Biol Sci 271:197-204. 2004
    ..Such a pattern is consistent with theoretical expectations of an optimal balance between the number of recognizable antigens and self-tolerance...
  11. pmc Mate choice decisions of stickleback females predictably modified by MHC peptide ligands
    Manfred Milinski
    Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Max Planck Institute of Limnology, 24306 Plön, Germany
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:4414-8. 2005
    ..Our results suggest that female sticklebacks use evolutionarily conserved structural features of MHC peptide ligands to evaluate MHC diversity of their prospective mating partners...
  12. pmc Humans choose representatives who enforce cooperation in social dilemmas through extortion
    Manfred Milinski
    Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, August Thienemann Strasse 2, 24306 Plön, Germany
    Nat Commun 7:10915. 2016
    ..Everybody gains, but the extortionate representatives and their groups gain the most. ..
  13. pmc Human strategy updating in evolutionary games
    Arne Traulsen
    Emmy Noether Group for Evolutionary Dynamics, and Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, 24306 Plön, Germany
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:2962-6. 2010
    ..Our experimental approach to measure properties of the update mechanisms used in theoretical models will be useful for mathematical models of cultural evolution...
  14. pmc Major histocompatibility complex peptide ligands as olfactory cues in human body odour assessment
    Manfred Milinski
    Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Max Planck Institute of Evolutionary Biology, August Thienemann Strasse 2, 24306 Ploen, Germany
    Proc Biol Sci 280:20122889. 2013
    ..This may provide a basis for the sensory evaluation of potential partners during human mate choice...
  15. pmc An economic experiment reveals that humans prefer pool punishment to maintain the commons
    Arne Traulsen
    Evolutionary Theory Group, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, 24306 Plön, Germany
    Proc Biol Sci 279:3716-21. 2012
    ..Pool punishers are mutually enforcing their support for the punishment organization, stably trapping each other. Our experimental results show how organized punishment could have displaced individual punishment in human societies...
  16. pmc Democratic decisions establish stable authorities that overcome the paradox of second-order punishment
    Christian Hilbe
    Evolutionary Theory Group and Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, 24306 Plön, Germany
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 111:752-6. 2014
    ..These findings uncover the existence of a democracy premium. The majority-voting rule allows subjects to commit themselves and to implement institutions that eventually lead to a higher welfare for all. ..
  17. pmc Gossip as an alternative for direct observation in games of indirect reciprocity
    Ralf D Sommerfeld
    Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, 24306 Plön, Germany
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:17435-40. 2007
    ....
  18. pmc Exploring local immunological adaptation of two stickleback ecotypes by experimental infection and transcriptome-wide digital gene expression analysis
    Tobias L Lenz
    Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Plon, Germany
    Mol Ecol 22:774-86. 2013
    ....
  19. doi request reprint Speciation accelerated and stabilized by pleiotropic major histocompatibility complex immunogenes
    Christophe Eizaguirre
    Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, 24306 Plön, Germany
    Ecol Lett 12:5-12. 2009
    ..Furthermore, we propose a new mechanism selecting against species hybrids. Hybrids are expected to have super-optimal individual MHC diversity and should therefore suffer more from parasites in all habitats...
  20. doi request reprint On the interaction of the stick and the carrot in social dilemmas
    Manfred Milinski
    Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, August Thienemann Straße 2, D 24306 Plon, Germany
    J Theor Biol 299:139-43. 2012
    ..We review and analyze the relevant literature and discuss the discrepancies...
  21. doi request reprint When to go: optimization of host switching in parasites with complex life cycles
    Katrin Hammerschmidt
    Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Plon, Germany
    Evolution 63:1976-86. 2009
    ..Our results show that these manipulated behavioral changes are adaptive for S. solidus, rather than an artifact, as they maximize parasite fitness...
  22. doi request reprint Evaluating patterns of convergent evolution and trans-species polymorphism at MHC immunogenes in two sympatric stickleback species
    Tobias L Lenz
    Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, August Thienemann Str 2, 24306, Plon, Germany
    Evolution 67:2400-12. 2013
    ..In this light, common descent via TSP, in combination with intraspecies gene conversion, rather than convergent evolution is the more strongly supported scenario for the inconsistent genealogy at the MHC. ..
  23. ncbi request reprint Economics. Spying on others evolves
    Manfred Milinski
    Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, D 24306 Plon, Germany
    Science 317:464-5. 2007
  24. pmc Stabilizing the earth's climate is not a losing game: supporting evidence from public goods experiments
    Manfred Milinski
    Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Max Planck Institute of Limnology, 24306 Plön, Germany
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:3994-8. 2006
    ..Our finding that people reward contributions to sustaining the climate of others is a surprising result. There are obvious ways these unexpected findings can be applied on a large scale...
  25. pmc The contribution of post-copulatory mechanisms to incipient ecological speciation in sticklebacks
    Joshka Kaufmann
    Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Plon, Germany
    Biol Lett 11:20140933. 2015
    ..Our results show that pre-zygotic post-copulatory mechanisms play a minor role during this first stage of ecotype divergence, but suggest that genetic incompatibilities may arise at early stages of ecological speciation. ..
  26. pmc Extensive copy-number variation of young genes across stickleback populations
    Frédéric J J Chain
    Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Plon, Germany
    PLoS Genet 10:e1004830. 2014
    ....
  27. pmc Induction of diploid gynogenesis in an evolutionary model organism, the three-spined stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus)
    Irene E Samonte-Padilla
    Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Max Planck Institute of Evolutionary Biology, August Thienemann Str 2, Ploen 24306, Germany
    BMC Dev Biol 11:55. 2011
    ..To address this problem, researchers have tried using artificial modes of genome manipulation such as gynogenesis for fast production of inbred lines...
  28. pmc Rapid and adaptive evolution of MHC genes under parasite selection in experimental vertebrate populations
    Christophe Eizaguirre
    Leibniz Institute for Marine Sciences, Department of Evolutionary Ecology of Marine Fishes, Duesternbrooker Weg 20, 24105 Kiel, Germany
    Nat Commun 3:621. 2012
    ..This result demonstrates experimentally that varying parasite selection causes rapid adaptive evolutionary changes, thus facilitating the maintenance of major histocompatibility complex polymorphism...
  29. ncbi request reprint Volunteering leads to rock-paper-scissors dynamics in a public goods game
    Dirk Semmann
    Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Max Planck Institute of Limnology, 24306 Plön, Germany
    Nature 425:390-3. 2003
    ..On average, cooperation is perpetuated at a substantial level...
  30. pmc Inter- and intraspecific conflicts between parasites over host manipulation
    Nina Hafer
    Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, August Thienemann Straße 2, Plon, 24306, Germany
    Proc Biol Sci 283:. 2016
    ..An infective S partially reduced host manipulation by a not yet infective C. We hence show experimentally that a parasite can reduce or even sabotage host manipulation exerted by a parasite from a different species. ..
  31. pmc The collective-risk social dilemma and the prevention of simulated dangerous climate change
    Manfred Milinski
    Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, 24306 Plön, Germany
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:2291-4. 2008
    ..Our analysis describes the social window humankind has to prevent dangerous climate change...
  32. pmc Experimental parasite infection reveals costs and benefits of paternal effects
    Joshka Kaufmann
    Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Plon, 24306, Germany
    Ecol Lett 17:1409-17. 2014
    ..Altogether, these results demonstrate that parasite resistance and tolerance are shaped by processes involving both genetic and non-genetic inheritance and suggest a context-dependent adaptive value of paternal effects. ..
  33. pmc Extortion subdues human players but is finally punished in the prisoner's dilemma
    Christian Hilbe
    1 Evolutionary Theory Group, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, August Thienemann Strasse 2, 24306 Plön, Germany 2 Program for Evolutionary Dynamics, Harvard University, One Brattle Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    Nat Commun 5:3976. 2014
    ..Thus, the prospects of extorting others in social relationships seem limited; in the long run, generosity is more profitable. ..
  34. pmc Does intra-individual major histocompatibility complex diversity keep a golden mean?
    Benno Woelfing
    Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, August Thienemann Strasse 2, 24306 Plön, Germany
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 364:117-28. 2009
    ....
  35. ncbi request reprint Outcrossing increases infection success and competitive ability: experimental evidence from a hermaphrodite parasite
    Mira Christen
    Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Max Planck Institute of Limnology, August Thienemann Strasse 2, 24306 Plön, Germany
    Evolution 56:2243-51. 2002
    ..This advantage of outcrossing became apparent only in the competitive situation, in which superior abilities of parasites to extract limiting resources from the host become crucial...
  36. pmc An experimental conflict of interest between parasites reveals the mechanism of host manipulation
    Nina Hafer
    Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, August Thienemann Straße 2, D 24306 Plon, Germany
    Behav Ecol 27:617-627. 2016
    ..Increased energy drain rather than active host manipulation dominates behavioral changes of S. solidus-infected sticklebacks...
  37. doi request reprint Lifetime inbreeding depression, purging, and mating system evolution in a simultaneous hermaphrodite tapeworm
    Daniel P Benesh
    Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, August Thienemann Strasse 2, 24306 Plön, Germany
    Evolution 68:1762-74. 2014
    ..Severe ID, even if it can be rapidly purged, likely prevents transitions toward pure selfing in this parasite, although we also cannot exclude the possibility that low-level selfing has undetected benefits. ..
  38. ncbi request reprint Parasite selection for immunogenetic optimality
    K Mathias Wegner
    Max Planck Institute for Limnology, Department of Evolutionary Ecology, August Thienemann Str 2, 24306 Plön, Germany
    Science 301:1343. 2003
  39. ncbi request reprint Reputation helps solve the 'tragedy of the commons'
    Manfred Milinski
    Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Max Planck Institute of Limnology Plön, Germany
    Nature 415:424-6. 2002
    ..Alternating the games leads to higher profits for all players. As reputation may be a currency that is valid in many social games, our approach could be used to test social dilemmas for their solubility...
  40. pmc Donors to charity gain in both indirect reciprocity and political reputation
    Manfred Milinski
    Department of Evolutionary Ecology, Max Planck Institute of Limnology, 24306 Plön, Germany
    Proc Biol Sci 269:881-3. 2002
    ..Donations may thus function as an honest signal for one's social reliability...