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Male traits influence odour-based mate choice in the three-spined stickleback
Article first published online: 20 FEB 2004
Journal of Fish Biology
Volume 64, Issue 3, pages 702–710, March 2004
How to Cite
Häberli, M. A. and Aeschlimann, P. B. (2004), Male traits influence odour-based mate choice in the three-spined stickleback. Journal of Fish Biology, 64: 702–710. doi: 10.1111/j.1095-8649.2004.00338.x
- Issue published online: 20 FEB 2004
- Article first published online: 20 FEB 2004
- (Received 20 November 2002, Accepted 2 December 2003)
- male traits;
- odour-based female choice;
- three-spined sticklebacks
Female three-spined sticklebacks Gasterosteus aculeatus preferred odour stemming from males with a nest over ‘neutral’ water and odour from males without any nest in an experimental flow channel. Males without any nest were preferred over females when either having the same major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class lI genotype or being unattractive in respect to MHC class II alleles.