Please comment with a 2-3 sentence response to each pf the questions below:
Question 1: It seems from the article that S. ocellatus males don’t transform into a different morph once they’ve “reached” the nesting morph. Do you think that if we manipulated a nesting male’s hormone levels (for example increase the cortisol and decrease the 11-kt), they would transform into a satelite/sneaker, which are better suited for these hormone levels, or still remain in the seemingly solid nesting morph?
Question 2: In this paper, they described the hormonal pattern of different alternative reproduction tactics from transcriptomic level to behaviour in Symphodus oscellatus. There are still no information about what causes the transitions between the reproductive morphs. Based on this study, how would you start to investigate the hormonal background of the transition to nesting male? (What would be your general methods and/or which hormone and/or which receptor etc. would you start your investigation with?)