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Females increase offspring heterozygosity and fitness through extra-pair matings
Females in a variety of species commonly mate with multiple males, and there is evidence that they benefit by producing offspring of higher genetic quality; however, the nature of these geneticExpand
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Mate Choice and Genetic Quality: A Review of the Heterozygosity Theory
Publisher Summary This chapter presents a review of mate choice and genetic quality, defines mate choice, and discusses some of the key issues about how individuals can benefit from being choosy,Expand
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Extra-pair paternity in birds: explaining variation between species and populations.
Molecular techniques used to assign paternity have revealed previously unknown incidences of extra-pair paternity in socially monogamous bird species. DNA fingerprinting has now been usedExpand
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Extrapair paternity in the blue tit (Parus caeruleus) : female choice, male charateristics, and offspring quality
Extrapair paternity is common in many birds, and it is now generally accepted that female choice plays an important role. However, die benefits that females obtain from extrapair paternity are muchExpand
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Artificial Night Lighting Affects Dawn Song, Extra-Pair Siring Success, and Lay Date in Songbirds
Associated with a continued global increase in urbanization, anthropogenic light pollution is an important problem. However, our understanding of the ecological consequences of light pollution isExpand
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Extra-pair paternity results from female preference for high-quality males in the blue tit
EXTRA-PAIR copulations (EPCs) seem to be one of the most widespread alternative reproductive behaviours by which male birds can increase their fitness1,2. In many species females actively solicit orExpand
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Contribution of genetics to the study of animal personalities: a review of case studies
Summary The need for evolutionary studies on quantitative traits that integrate genetics is increasing. Studies on consistent individual differences in behavioural traits provide a good opportunityExpand
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Drd4 gene polymorphisms are associated with personality variation in a passerine bird
Polymorphisms in several neurotransmitter-associated genes have been associated with variation in human personality traits. Among the more promising of such associations is that between the humanExpand
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Genetic variation and differentiation in captive and wild zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata)
The zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata) is a small Australian grassland songbird that has been domesticated over the past two centuries. Because it is easy to breed in captivity, it has become a widelyExpand
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New frog family from India reveals an ancient biogeographical link with the
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