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Lucas Rodriguez Forti

Lucas Rodriguez Forti

Universidade Estadual de Campinas

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Hi Graham. Thanks for the question. Many species of frogs have a complex repertoire of calls. But the main call, named as "advertisement call", is species-specific (each species present your own call pattern). The advertisement call is an acoustic signal produced by males to attract cospecific females for reproduction, then it is a sexual signal involved with recognition of members from the same species. For this reason, we (researchers) take advantage of this characteristics as a diagnosis to separete different species.
Nov 22, 2016
The influence of chytridiomycosis on Neotropical frog communication
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Thank you for your contribution. At first, my hypothesis is that the physiological alteration caused by the pathogen in males should significantly change acoustic traits in calls of frogs. So, I am considering to focus both resistant frogs as well as ill individuals carrying the fungus. The fitness proposition is an alternative hypothesis, raised by previous correlated papers.
Nov 15, 2016
The influence of chytridiomycosis on Neotropical frog communication
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