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

Abstract

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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