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Heterozygosity-fitness correlations revealed by neutral and candidate gene markers in roe deer from a long-term study.

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Heterozygosity-fitness correlations (HFCs) are increasingly reported but the underlying mechanisms causing HFCs are generally poorly understood. Here, we test for HFCs in roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) using 22 neutral microsatellites widely distributed in the genome and four microsatellites in genes that are potentially under selection. Juvenile survival was used as a proxy for individual fitness in a population that has been intensively studied for 30 years in northeastern France. For 222 j...

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Journal:
Evolution; international journal of organic evolution
Volume:
63
Issue:
2
Pages:
403-417
Publication date:
2009-02-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1558-5646
ISSN:
0014-3820
Source identifiers:
376418
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:376418
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uuid:a734ec7b-82b8-4db0-a377-e12454cec14e
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pubs:376418
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2013-11-16

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