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The effect of relatedness on sexual dynamics. Studies of red junglefowl and fruit flies

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In this thesis, I explore four different ways in which relatedness affects sexual interactions in the red junglefowl Gallus gallus ssp., and the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. First, I show that in both species, inbreeding depression is sex-specific and modulated by parental age and gametic age. However, the sex that suffers higher inbreeding depression was trait- and species-dependent. Second, I examined patterns of inbreeding avoidance. I found no evidence of inbree...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Research group:
Edward Grey Institute of Ornithology
Oxford college:
Green Templeton College
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Publication date:
2012
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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English
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2013-07-17

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