Inbreeding avoidance under different null models of random mating in the great tit.

@article{Szulkin2009InbreedingAU,
  title={Inbreeding avoidance under different null models of random mating in the great tit.},
  author={Marta Szulkin and Przemyslaw Zelazowski and George Nicholson and Ben C Sheldon},
  journal={The Journal of animal ecology},
  year={2009},
  volume={78 4},
  pages={778-88}
}
1. In populations where inbreeding causes a substantial decrease in fitness, selection is expected to favour the evolution of inbreeding avoidance behaviours. Elsewhere we have documented substantial inbreeding depression and the importance of dispersal in avoiding inbreeding in a long-term population study of the great tit Parus major in Wytham (UK). In… CONTINUE READING