Behavioural inbreeding avoidance in wild African elephants

@article{Archie2007BehaviouralIA,
  title={Behavioural inbreeding avoidance in wild African elephants},
  author={E. Archie and J. Hollister-Smith and J. H. Poole and P. Lee and C. Moss and J. Maldonado and R. Fleischer and S. Alberts},
  journal={Molecular Ecology},
  year={2007},
  volume={16}
}
  • E. Archie, J. Hollister-Smith, +5 authors S. Alberts
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Molecular Ecology
  • The costs of inbreeding depression, as well as the opportunity costs of inbreeding avoidance, determine whether and which mechanisms of inbreeding avoidance evolve. [...] Key Method Here we combine 28 years of behavioural and demographic data on wild elephants with genotypes from 545 adult females, adult males, and calves in Amboseli National Park, Kenya, to test the hypothesis that elephants engage in sexual behaviour and reproduction with relatives less often than expected by chance. We found support for this…Expand Abstract

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    Phenotype matching and inbreeding avoidance in African elephants
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