'O father: where art thou?'--Paternity assessment in an open fission-fusion society of wild bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp.) in Shark Bay, Western Australia.

@article{Krtzen2004OFW,
  title={'O father: where art thou?'--Paternity assessment in an open fission-fusion society of wild bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp.) in Shark Bay, Western Australia.},
  author={Michael Kr{\"u}tzen and Lynne M. Barre and Richard C Connor and Janet Mann and William Bruce Sherwin},
  journal={Molecular ecology},
  year={2004},
  volume={13 7},
  pages={
          1975-90
        }
}
  • Michael Krützen, Lynne M. Barre, +2 authors William Bruce Sherwin
  • Published in Molecular ecology 2004
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Sexually mature male bottlenose dolphins in Shark Bay cooperate by pursuing distinct alliance strategies to monopolize females in reproductive condition. We present the results of a comprehensive study in a wild cetacean population to test whether male alliance membership is a prerequisite for reproductive success. We compared two methods for inferring paternity: both calculate a likelihood ratio, called the paternity index, between two opposing hypotheses, but they differ in the way that… CONTINUE READING

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