Frequencies of multiple paternity in three Acrocephalus species (Aves Sylviidae) with different mating systems (A. palustris, A. arundinaceus, A. paludicola)

@article{Leisler2000FrequenciesOM,
  title={Frequencies of multiple paternity in three Acrocephalus species (Aves Sylviidae) with different mating systems (A. palustris, A. arundinaceus, A. paludicola)},
  author={Bernd Leisler and Michael Wink},
  journal={Ethology Ecology \& Evolution},
  year={2000},
  volume={12},
  pages={237 - 249}
}
Genetic parentage was determined by DNA-fingerprinting with multilocus probes and microsatellite PCR in three Acrocephalus species with different mating systems: the socially monogamous marsh warbler (A. palustris), the polygynous great reed warbler (A. arundinaceus) and the promiscuous aquatic warbler (A. paludicola). The amount of extra-pair paternity (EPP)/multiple paternity (MP) was then related to ecological parameters (increasing productivity) and parental care (decreasing male… 
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