Cryptic preference for MHC-dissimilar females in male red junglefowl, Gallus gallus.


An increasing number of studies test the idea that females increase offspring fitness by biasing fertilization in favour of genetically compatible partners; however, few have investigated or controlled for corresponding preferences in males. Here, we experimentally test whether male red junglefowl, Gallus gallus, prefer genetically compatible females… (More)
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2008.1549

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