MHC-dependent mate preferences in humans

@article{Wedekind1995MHCdependentMP,
  title={MHC-dependent mate preferences in humans},
  author={C. Wedekind and T. Seebeck and F. Bettens and A. J. Paepke},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences},
  year={1995},
  volume={260},
  pages={245 - 249}
}
  • C. Wedekind, T. Seebeck, +1 author A. J. Paepke
  • Published 1995
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences
  • One substantial benefit of sexual reproduction could be that it allows animals (including humans) to react rapidly to a continuously changing environmental selection pressure such as coevolving parasites. This counteraction would be most efficient if the females were able to provide their progeny with certain allele combinations for loci which may be crucial in the parasite-host arms race, for example the MHC (major histocompatibility complex). Here we show that the MHC influences both body… CONTINUE READING
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