Journal article

Reed bunting females increase fitness through extra-pair mating with genetically dissimilar males

  • Suter, Stefan M. Unit for Ecology and Evolution, Department of Biology, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Keiser, Martin Unit for Ecology and Evolution, Department of Biology, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Feignoux, Raoul Unit for Ecology and Evolution, Department of Biology, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Meyer, Dietrich R. Unit for Ecology and Evolution, Department of Biology, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
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    2007
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  • Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. - 2007, vol. 274, no. 1627, p. 2865-2871
English Females of many socially monogamous species accept or even actively seek copulations outside the social pair bond. As females cannot increase the number of offspring with promiscuous behaviour, the question arises why they engage in extra-pair mating. We used microsatellite data to determine paternity, heterozygosity and genetic relatedness in the reed bunting (<i>Emberiza schoeniclus</i>), a... Show more…
Faculty
Faculté des sciences
Department
Biologie
Language
  • English
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Biology
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