Table S1 Avian taxa included in the phylogenetic analysis with GenBank Accession Numbers.

Table S2 Alignment of partial MHC II β-class amino acid sequences of the 15 alleles characterized (see also Table S1).

Table S3 Summary of Poisson mixed models analysing the effects of MHC differences between mating partners (MHC similarity, shared MHC alleles, MF distance, MF distance PBR), male MHC diversity, the combined effects of male and female number of alleles (nallM × nallF), as well as male MHC heterozygosity, on the number of copulations.

Figure S1 Consensus tree of exon2 of MHC class IIB gene sequences, with the posterior probability (PP) values at the nodes (only PP of major nodes are shown).

As a service to our authors and readers, this journal provides supporting information supplied by the authors. Such materials are peer-reviewed and may be re-organized for online delivery, but are not copy-edited or typeset. Technical support issues arising from supporting information (other than missing files) should be addressed to the authors.

JEB_2534_sm_TableS1-S3-FigS1.doc133KSupporting info item

Please note: Wiley Blackwell is not responsible for the content or functionality of any supporting information supplied by the authors. Any queries (other than missing content) should be directed to the corresponding author for the article.