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Patterns of parental relatedness and pup survival in the grey seal (Halichoerus grypus).

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Levels of parental relatedness can affect offspring survival and susceptibility to disease. We investigated parental relatedness of live and dead Halichoerus grypus pups between and within island populations and between possible causes of mortality. Nine microsatellites were used to calculate internal relatedness (IR) and standardized mean d2. We find that pups with higher than average levels of IR have significantly lower survival and that this varied between island populations and that cert...

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Journal:
Molecular ecology
Volume:
13
Issue:
8
Pages:
2365-2370
Publication date:
2004-08-01
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EISSN:
1365-294X
ISSN:
0962-1083
Source identifiers:
420842
Language:
English
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pubs:420842
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uuid:ba44bd7a-5537-4e55-bbf5-9ead4c61d868
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pubs:420842
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2013-11-16

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