Extra-pair paternity in the monogamous alpine marmot (Marmota marmota): the roles of social setting and female mate choice

@article{Cohas2005ExtrapairPI,
  title={Extra-pair paternity in the monogamous alpine marmot (Marmota marmota): the roles of social setting and female mate choice},
  author={Aur{\'e}lie Cohas and Nigel Gilles Yoccoz and Arnaud Da Silva and Beno{\^i}t Goossens and Dominique Allain{\'e}},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={59},
  pages={597-605}
}
Extra-pair paternity (EPP) can be influenced by both social setting and female mate choice. If evidence suggests that females try to obtain extra-pair copulations (EPCs) in order to gain genetic benefits when mated to a homozygous and/or to a related male, females may not be able to choose freely among extra-pair mates (EPMs) as the social mate may constrain female access to EPMs. In this study, we investigated, first, how EPP depended on social setting and specifically on the number of… CONTINUE READING
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