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Rainfall-driven sex-ratio genes in African buffalo suggested by correlations between Y-chromosomal haplotype frequencies and foetal sex ratio

Pim van Hooft12*, Herbert HT Prins1, Wayne M Getz23, Anna E Jolles4, Sipke E van Wieren1, Barend J Greyling25, Paul D van Helden6 and Armanda DS Bastos2

Author Affiliations

1 Resource Ecology Group, Wageningen University, Droevendaalsesteeg 3a, 6708 PB Wageningen, The Netherlands

2 Mammal Research Institute, Department of Zoology & Entomology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria 0002, South Africa

3 Department of Environmental Science Policy & Management, University of California at Berkeley, 140 Mulford Hall, CA 94720-3112, USA

4 Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Oregon State University, Corvallis OR 97331, USA

5 Agricultural Research Council, Irene 0062, South Africa

6 DST/NRF Centre of Excellence for Biomedical TB Research, US/MRC Centre for Molecular and Cellular Biology, Division of Molecular Biology and Human Genetics, Faculty of Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Tygerberg 7505, South Africa

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BMC Evolutionary Biology 2010, 10:106  doi:10.1186/1471-2148-10-106

Published: 23 April 2010

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Additional file 1:

Raw data. Additional file 1 (Microsoft Office Excel®) contains raw data from the animals culled between 1978 and 1998, data on Y-chromosomal genetic diversity from the animals culled in 1998 and SAWS rainfall data.

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