Genetic coupling of life-history and aerobic performance in Atlantic salmon

Show full item record



Prokkola , J M , Åsheim , E R , Morozov , S , Bangura , P , Erkinaro , J , Ruokolainen , A , Primmer , C R & Aykanat , T 2022 , ' Genetic coupling of life-history and aerobic performance in Atlantic salmon ' , Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Biological Sciences , vol. 289 , no. 1967 , 20212500 .

Title: Genetic coupling of life-history and aerobic performance in Atlantic salmon
Author: Prokkola, Jenni M.; Åsheim, Eirik R.; Morozov, Sergey; Bangura, Paul; Erkinaro, Jaakko; Ruokolainen, Annukka; Primmer, Craig R.; Aykanat, Tutku
Contributor organization: Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
Ecological Genetics Research Unit
Evolution, Conservation, and Genomics
Institute of Biotechnology
Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS)
Date: 2022-01-26
Language: eng
Number of pages: 10
Belongs to series: Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Biological Sciences
ISSN: 0962-8452
Abstract: A better understanding of the genetic and phenotypic architecture underlying life-history variation is a longstanding aim in biology. Theories suggest energy metabolism determines life-history variation by modulating resource acquisition and allocation trade-offs, but the genetic underpinnings of the relationship and its dependence on ecological conditions have rarely been demonstrated. The strong genetic determination of age-at-maturity by two unlinked genomic regions (vgll3 and six6) makes Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) an ideal model to address these questions. Using more than 250 juveniles in common garden conditions, we quantified the covariation between metabolic phenotypes-standard and maximum metabolic rates (SMR and MMR), and aerobic scope (AS)-and the life-history genomic regions, and tested if food availability modulates the relationships. We found that the early maturation genotype in vgll3 was associated with higher MMR and consequently AS. Additionally, MMR exhibited physiological epistasis; it was decreased when late maturation genotypes co-occurred in both genomic regions. Contrary to our expectation, the life-history genotypes had no effects on SMR. Furthermore, food availability had no effect on the genetic covariation, suggesting a lack of genotype-by-environment interactions. Our results provide insights on the key organismal processes that link energy use at the juvenile stage to age-at-maturity, indicating potential mechanisms by which metabolism and life-history can coevolve.
Subject: age-at-maturity
metabolic rate
life-history evolution
1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: cc_by
Usage restriction: openAccess
Self-archived version: publishedVersion

Files in this item

Total number of downloads: Loading...

Files Size Format View
rspb.2021.2500.pdf 699.3Kb PDF View/Open

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show full item record