RYMEŠOVÁ, Dana, Tereza KRÁLOVÁ, Marta BURRI, Josef BRYJA, Oldřich TOMÁŠEK, Jana SVOBODOVÁ, Petr ŠMILAUER, Miroslav ŠÁLEK and Tomáš ALBRECHT. Mate choice for major histocompatibility complex complementarity in a strictly monogamous bird, the grey partridge (Perdix perdix). Frontiers in Zoology. London: BIOMED CENTRAL LTD, 2017, vol. 14, No 9, p. nestránkováno, 10 pp. ISSN 1742-9994. doi:10.1186/s12983-017-0194-0.
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Original name Mate choice for major histocompatibility complex complementarity in a strictly monogamous bird, the grey partridge (Perdix perdix)
Authors RYMEŠOVÁ, Dana (203 Czech Republic, belonging to the institution), Tereza KRÁLOVÁ (203 Czech Republic, belonging to the institution), Marta BURRI (703 Slovakia), Josef BRYJA (203 Czech Republic, guarantor, belonging to the institution), Oldřich TOMÁŠEK (203 Czech Republic), Jana SVOBODOVÁ (203 Czech Republic), Petr ŠMILAUER (203 Czech Republic), Miroslav ŠÁLEK (203 Czech Republic) and Tomáš ALBRECHT (203 Czech Republic).
Edition Frontiers in Zoology, London, BIOMED CENTRAL LTD, 2017, 1742-9994.
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Original language English
Type of outcome Article in a journal
Field of Study 10600 1.6 Biological sciences
Country of publisher United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Confidentiality degree is not subject to a state or trade secret
Impact factor Impact factor: 3.627
RIV identification code RIV/00216224:14310/17:00096724
Organization unit Faculty of Science
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12983-017-0194-0
UT WoS 000394128800001
Keywords (in Czech) koroptev polní; výběr partnera; MHC geny; ornamenty; pohlavní výběr; sociální monogamie, vyhýbání se inbreedingu
Keywords in English Grey partridge; Mate choice; MHC genes; Ornaments; Sexual selection; Social monogamy; Inbreeding avoidance
Tags NZ, rivok
Tags International impact, Reviewed
Changed by Changed by: Ing. Nicole Zrilić, učo 240776. Changed: 8/4/2018 21:31.
Our study provides one of the first pieces of evidence for MHC-based mate choice for genetic complementarity in a strictly monogamous bird, the grey partridge. We found no evidence for absolute mate choice criteria as regards grey partridge MHCIIB genotypes, i.e., number and occurrence of amino acid variants, but red chroma of the spot behind eyes was positively associated with male pairing success. On the other hand, mate choice at MHCIIB was based on relative criteria as females preferentially paired with more dissimilar males having a lower number of shared amino acid variants. This observation supports the ‘complementary genes’ hypothesis, but ‘inbreeding avoidance’ cannot be ruled out as a primary mechanism of the described mate choice pattern, as these two hypotheses could not be evaluated separately in our study. The statistical approach employed can be recommended for testing mating preferences in cases where availability of potential mates (recorded with an appropriate method such as radio-tracking) shows considerable temporal variation.
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