Mating system and paternity in woodchucks (Marmota monax)

@inproceedings{Maher2010MatingSA,
  title={Mating system and paternity in woodchucks (Marmota monax)},
  author={Christine R. Maher and Melissa Duron},
  year={2010}
}
Abstract Using genetic analyses, researchers have reported multiple paternity in many mammals, including ground-dwelling sciurids. Within the marmots, however, genetic mating systems have been described for relatively few species, and multiple paternity has been documented only in alpine marmots (Marmota marmota), a highly social, cooperative breeder. We used microsatellite markers to examine paternity and to describe the mating system of woodchucks (M. monax), whose social organization lies at… 

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