Temporal variation of heterozygosity-based assortative mating and related benefits in a lesser kestrel population.

@article{Ortego2009TemporalVO,
  title={Temporal variation of heterozygosity-based assortative mating and related benefits in a lesser kestrel population.},
  author={Joaqu{\'i}n Ortego and Gustau Calabuig and Ra{\'u}l Bonal and Alberto Mu{\~n}oz and Jos{\'e} Miguel Aparicio and Pedro Javier Cordero},
  journal={Journal of evolutionary biology},
  year={2009},
  volume={22 12},
  pages={2488-95}
}
Heterozygosity as a target of mate choice has received much attention in recent years and there is growing evidence supporting its role in the evolution of mate preferences. In this study we analyse mating patterns in relation to heterozygosity in a lesser kestrel (Falco naumanni) population intensively monitored over six study years (2002-2007). The magnitude of heterozygosity-based assortative mating varied over time, being particularly patent in the last study years (2006, 2007). We have… CONTINUE READING