Multiyear multiple paternity and mate fidelity in the American alligator, Alligator mississippiensis

@article{Lance2009MultiyearMP,
  title={Multiyear multiple paternity and mate fidelity in the American alligator, Alligator mississippiensis},
  author={S. Lance and T. Tuberville and L. Dueck and C. Holz-Schietinger and P. L. Trosclair and R. Elsey and T. Glenn},
  journal={Molecular Ecology},
  year={2009},
  volume={18}
}
We examined multiple paternity during eight breeding events within a 10‐year period (1995–2005) for a total of 114 wild American alligator nests in Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge in south‐west Louisiana. Our goals included examining (i) within population variation in multiple paternity among years, (ii) variation in multiple paternity in individual females and (iii) the potential for mate fidelity. To accomplish this, in the current study, eggs were sampled from 92 nests over 6 years and analysed… Expand
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