Major histocompatibility complex and mate choice in a monogamous rodent

@article{Sommer2005MajorHC,
  title={Major histocompatibility complex and mate choice in a monogamous rodent},
  author={Simone Sommer},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={58},
  pages={181-189}
}
A growing number of studies indicate that females can increase the viability of their offspring by gaining direct benefits such as parental care or genetic advantages through selective mating with certain males. Among the best candidates for the genetic basis of mate choice in vertebrates are the genes of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) because these highly polymorphic genes may increase offspring viability and provide direct cues for mate choice. A free-ranging, pair-living rodent… CONTINUE READING
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