Compatibility counts: MHC-associated mate choice in a wild promiscuous primate.

@article{Schwensow2008CompatibilityCM,
  title={Compatibility counts: MHC-associated mate choice in a wild promiscuous primate.},
  author={Nina I Schwensow and Manfred Eberle and Simone Sommer},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2008},
  volume={275 1634},
  pages={555-64}
}
The mechanisms and temporal aspects of mate choice according to genetic constitution are still puzzling. Recent studies indicate that fitness is positively related to diversity in immune genes (MHC). Both sexes should therefore choose mates of high genetic quality and/or compatibility. However, studies addressing the role of MHC diversity in pre- and post-copulatory mate choice decisions in wild-living animals are few. We investigated the impact of MHC constitution and of neutral microsatellite… CONTINUE READING

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