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Occurrence of extra-pair paternity is connected to social male’s MHC-variability in the scarlet rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus

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    0356793 - UBO-W 2012 RIV DK eng J - Článek v odborném periodiku
    Promerová, Marta - Vinkler, Michal - Bryja, Josef - Poláková, Radka - Schnitzer, J. - Munclinger, P. - Albrecht, Tomáš
    Occurrence of extra-pair paternity is connected to social male’s MHC-variability in the scarlet rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus.
    Journal of avian biology. Roč. 42, č. 1 (2011), s. 5-10 ISSN 0908-8857
    Grant CEP: GA AV ČR IAA600930608; GA ČR GA206/06/0851; GA MŠk LC06073
    Výzkumný záměr: CEZ:AV0Z60930519
    Klíčová slova: scarlet rosefinch * Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) * mate choice decisions * good genes * sexual selection
    Kód oboru RIV: EG - Zoologie
    Impakt faktor: 2.280, rok: 2011

    The MHC genes represent an essential component of the vertebrate immune system. Their role in mate choice has been subject of particular scientific interest in the last decades. However, results of studies dealing with this topic in different species are equivocal and mechanisms conducting MHC-based mate choice are still puzzling. We studied the impact of MHC class I variability on within- and extra-pair fertilisation success in a socially monogamous passerine bird with considerable rates of extra-pair paternity, the Scarlet rosefinch (Carpodacus erythrinus). We found support for the ‘good-genes-as-heterozygosity model’, as social males of high MHC-heterozygosity were cheated by females less frequently than less MHC-heterozygous males. However, cuckolding males were not more MHC-heterozygous than the cheated social males, nor were extra-pair young more MHC-heterozygous than within-pair young. We did not find any evidence for mating preferences according to the complementarity model.
    Trvalý link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0195223