Paternity loss in contrasting mammalian societies

Biol Lett. 2006 Dec 22;2(4):513-6. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2006.0531.


Recent genetic analyses show that, in social mammals, loss of paternity by breeding males varies with strategies of mate guarding rather than with the degree of polygyny.

Publication types

  • Meta-Analysis
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Female
  • Male
  • Mammals / physiology*
  • Models, Statistical
  • Pair Bond
  • Paternity*
  • Sexual Behavior, Animal / physiology*