Social determinants of reproductive failure in male common marmosets housed with their natal family

  title={Social determinants of reproductive failure in male common marmosets housed with their natal family},
  author={Jason V. Baker and David H. Abbott and Wendy Saltzman},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
Postpubertal male common marmosets, Callithrix jacchus, engage in little or no sexual behaviour while living with their natal families. The social mechanisms underlying this phenomenon have not been identified but have been assumed to include reproductive suppression by dominant males and/or avoidance of mating with closely related females. We evaluated these two possible components of male reproductive failure. Seven postpubertal males and their fathers underwent a series of 45-min sex tests… 

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