MHC and fertilization success in the Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus)

@article{Skarstein2004MHCAF,
  title={MHC and fertilization success in the Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus)},
  author={Frode Skarstein and Ivar Folstad and St{\aa}le Liljedal and Mats Grahn},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={57},
  pages={374-380}
}
Genes of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) are remarkably polymorphic. Several selection mechanisms have been invoked to account for this diversity, including disassortative mating preferences. In addition, eggs may discriminate between sperm based on MHC. To investigate the effects of MHC-genotype on fertilization success, we obtained mature gametes from ripe Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus) males and females captured on spawning grounds. The eggs of each female were divided into two… 

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