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MHC-dependent survival in a wild population: evidence for hidden genetic benefits gained through extra-pair fertilizations

Brouwer, Lyanne; Barr, Iain; van de Pol, Martijn; Burke, Terry; Komdeur, Jan; Richardson, David S.


Females should prefer to be fertilized by males that increase the genetic quality of their offspring. In vertebrates, genes of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) play a key role in the acquired immune response and have been shown to affect mating

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Molecular Ecology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2010.04750.x


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