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Table 1 Paired comparisons of MHC variation between within-pair males and nearest unpaired mates

From: Mate choice for major histocompatibility complex (MHC) complementarity in the Yellow-rumped Flycatcher (Ficedula zanthopygia)

  n Within-pair mates Unpaired mates t value p value
Male diversity 44 6.159 ± 0.184 5.864 ± 0.180 1.067 0.292
 Total number of alleles
Similarity to the female 44 0.648 ± 0.021 0.5618 ± 0.023 3.111 0.003*
 Proportion of alleles shared
 Amino acid distance 44 0.115 ± 0.0017 0.126 ± 0.0019 − 2.076 0.044*
  1. Comparisons were made between within-pair mates and nearest unpaired mates (male diversity) and between the similarity estimates for the female and each type of male (similarity to the female). *Significant with p < 0.05