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Seminal fluid and sexual selection in the Red junglefowl, Gallus gallus

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Sexual selection continues after copulation when the ejaculates from different males compete to achieve fertilization. Post-copulatory sexual selection is therefore a powerful evolutionary pressure, with seminal fluid emerging as an important factor. This thesis studies the role of seminal fluid in sexual selection in the polyandrous Red junglefowl, Gallus gallus. First, sperm Average Path Velocity (VAP) in vitro was higher over time when sperm were exposed to non-self, and particularly non-s...

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MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Department:
Department of Zoology
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Syracuse University More from this funder
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Language:
English
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Deposit date:
2017-03-16

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