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Decoding an olfactory mechanism of kin recognition and inbreeding avoidance in a primate

Marylène Boulet14, Marie JE Charpentier12 and Christine M Drea13*

  • * Corresponding author: Christine M Drea cdrea@duke.edu

  • † Equal contributors

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1 Department of Evolutionary Anthropology, 108 BioSci BLDG, Box 90383, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 27708, USA

2 CEFE-CNRS, 1919 Route de Mende, 34293 Montpellier Cedex 5, France

3 Department of Biology, 108 BioSci BLDG, Box 90383, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 27708, USA

4 Department of Biology, Bishop's University, 2600 College Street, Sherbrooke, Québec, J1M 1Z7, Canada

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BMC Evolutionary Biology 2009, 9:281  doi:10.1186/1471-2148-9-281

Published: 3 December 2009

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Socio-demographic and environmental factors (female-female dyads only). Supplementary information and Table 1. Partial Mantel tests showing the seasonal relationships between semiochemical distances (relative Euclidean distances derived from 338 compounds) of female labial secretions versus genetic distances (DID) and versus three socio-demographic or environmental factors taken as co-variables (n = 136 FF dyads).

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Socio-demographic or environmental factors (all possible dyads). Supplementary information and Table 2. Partial Mantel tests showing the seasonal relationships between semiochemical distances (relative Euclidean distances derived from 170 compounds) of lemur genital secretions versus genetic distances (DID) and versus four socio-demographic or environmental factors taken as co-variables (n = 630 MM + FF + MF dyads).

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Permutation tests based on 1000 resampling events, for 630 MM + FF + MF dyads and 323 MF dyads. Supplementary Table 3. Permutation tests showing the seasonal relationships between semiochemical distances of genital secretions versus genetic distances (DID) for MM + FF + MF dyads (n = 630) and for MF dyads only (n = 323).

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