Data from: Cryptic haplotype-specific gamete selection yields offspring with optimal MHC immune genes

Tobias L. Lenz, Nina Hafer, Irene E. Samonte, Sarah E. Yeates & Manfred Milinski
Females choose specific mates in order to produce fitter offspring. However, several factors interfere with females' control over fertilization of their eggs, including sneaker males and phenotypically unpredictable allele segregation during meiosis. Mate choice at the individual level thus provides only a poor approximation for obtaining the best genetic match. Consequently, post-copulatory sperm selection by female oocytes has been proposed as a mechanism to achieve complementary combinations of parental haplotypes. Here, using controlled in vitro...
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