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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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Supervisor
Role:
Supervisor
Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Edward Grey Institute of Ornithology
Oxford college:
Green Templeton College
Department:
Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Zoology
Publication date:
2012
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:7ea10d0d-b1f5-45f2-9d5e-63e852594c3f
Local pid:
ora:7035

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