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Towards unbiased parentage assignment: combining genetic, behavioural and spatial data in a Bayesian framework
Inferring the parentage of a sample of individuals is often a prerequisite for many types of analysis in molecular ecology, evolutionary biology and quantitative genetics. In all but a few cases, theExpand
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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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Using spatial Bayesian methods to determine the genetic structure of a continuously distributed population: clusters or isolation by distance?
Summary 1 Spatially explicit Bayesian clustering techniques offer a powerful tool for ecology and wildlife management, as genetic divisions can be correlated with landscape features. We usedExpand
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Contrasting levels of extra-pair paternity in mainland and island populations of the house sparrow (Passer domesticus): is there an «island effect»?
Despite the many studies that have investigated the genetic mating system of socially monogamous birds, very little is known about the underlying causes of extra-pair paternity and few studies haveExpand
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On the use of large marker panels to estimate inbreeding and relatedness: empirical and simulation studies of a pedigreed zebra finch population typed at 771 SNPs
In recent years there has been a dramatic increase in the availability of high density genetic marker data for both model and non‐model organisms. A potential application of these data is to inferExpand
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Finding the fathers in the least faithful bird: a microsatellite‐based genotyping system for the superb fairy‐wren Malurus cyaneus
Superb fairy-wrens Malurus cyaneus are small, sexually dichromatic, co-operatively breeding birds of southeastern Australia. Groups typically consist of a single female, an unrelated dominant maleExpand
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Extra-pair paternity and intraspecific brood parasitism in wild zebra finches Taeniopygia guttata, revealed by DNA fingerprinting
SummaryThe frequency of extra-pair parentage in a wild population of zebra finches Taeniopygia guttata was examined by DNA fingerprinting. A total of 25 families, comprising 16 pairs of parents andExpand
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Conceptualising and measuring the housing affordability problem
“Copyright 1970 AHURI Limited. Published version of the paper reproduced here with permission from the publisher.” This is the publisher's copryight version of this article, the original can be foundExpand
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Parental care and mating behaviour of polyandrous dunnocks Prunella modularis related to paternity by DNA fingerprinting
INDIVIDUALS are often assumed to behave so as to maximize their reproductive success1 but unambiguous determination of parentage is difficult, especially in species with complex social systems whereExpand
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Assessing the function of house sparrows' bib size using a flexible meta-analysis method
The black throat patch or bib of male house sparrows, Passer domesticus, is often referred to as a "badge of status" or a "badge" because previous studies have shown bib size to be correlated withExpand
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