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The risk and intensity of sperm ejection in female birds.

Abstract:

The way females utilize the gametes of different males has important consequences for sexual selection, sexual conflict, and intersexual coevolution in natural populations. However, patterns of sperm utilization by females are difficult to demonstrate, and their functional significance remains unclear. Here, we experimentally study sperm ejection in the fowl Gallus gallus domesticus, where females eject preferentially the sperm of socially subordinate males. We study two measures of sperm eje...

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10.1086/661244

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Journal:
The American naturalist
Volume:
178
Issue:
3
Pages:
343-354
Publication date:
2011-09-05
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EISSN:
1537-5323
ISSN:
0003-0147
URN:
uuid:6d31ee1a-7f28-4127-b1c3-556ff722e94a
Source identifiers:
209475
Local pid:
pubs:209475

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