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Inbreeding avoidance under different null models of random mating in the great tit.

Abstract:

1. In populations where inbreeding causes a substantial decrease in fitness, selection is expected to favour the evolution of inbreeding avoidance behaviours. Elsewhere we have documented substantial inbreeding depression and the importance of dispersal in avoiding inbreeding in a long-term population study of the great tit Parus major in Wytham (UK). In this study, we ask whether individuals from this population actively avoid mating with kin. 2. We generated four contrasting models of rando...

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Szulkin, M More by this author
Zelazowski, P More by this author
Nicholson, G More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Journal:
The Journal of animal ecology
Volume:
78
Issue:
4
Pages:
778-788
Publication date:
2009-07-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1365-2656
ISSN:
0021-8790
URN:
uuid:ac9b260b-3892-4372-b2af-ff24246a5dd9
Source identifiers:
104750
Local pid:
pubs:104750

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