Major histocompatibility complex and mate choice in the polygynous primate: the Sichuan snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus roxellana).

  title={Major histocompatibility complex and mate choice in the polygynous primate: the Sichuan snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus roxellana).},
  author={B. Yang and B. Ren and Zuofu Xiang and Jing-yuan Yang and H. Yao and P. Garber and M. Li},
  journal={Integrative zoology},
  volume={9 5},
  • B. Yang, B. Ren, +4 authors M. Li
  • Published 2014
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Integrative zoology
  • The highly polymorphic genes within the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) not only play a major role in immunity resistance, but also seem to provide hints for mate choice in some animal populations. In the present study we investigated MHC-related mate choice in a small natural population (group size 40-55 individuals) of a polygynous primate, the Sichuan snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus roxellana). We found that there was no evidence either for MHC-disassortative mating, or for females… CONTINUE READING
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