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Sex peptide causes mating costs in female Drosophila melanogaster.

Abstract:

Conflicts between females and males over reproductive decisions are common . In Drosophila, as in many other organisms, there is often a conflict over how often to mate. The mating frequency that maximizes male reproductive success is higher than that which maximizes female reproductive success . In addition, frequent mating reduces female lifespan and reproductive success , a cost that is mediated by male ejaculate accessory gland proteins (Acps) . We demonstrate here that a single Acp, the ...

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10.1016/j.cub.2005.01.051

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
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Journal:
Current biology : CB
Volume:
15
Issue:
4
Pages:
316-321
Publication date:
2005-02-05
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EISSN:
1879-0445
ISSN:
0960-9822
URN:
uuid:05ff3b85-dae4-4e12-b554-ad8110de2abd
Source identifiers:
209290
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pubs:209290

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