New perspectives on mate choice and the MHC

@article{Jordan1998NewPO,
  title={New perspectives on mate choice and the MHC},
  author={William C. Jordan and Michael W Bruford},
  journal={Heredity},
  year={1998},
  volume={81},
  pages={127-133}
}
A long series of studies on mice has shown that mate choice decisions can be made on the basis of individual genotype at the major histocompatibility complex (MHC), which accords well with the importance of immunocompetence in some theories of sexual selection. Recent work on other vertebrate species, including humans, indicates that MHC-based mate choice is not restricted to the genus Mus. However, its importance may vary among species as a result of differences in social and mating system… CONTINUE READING

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