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A MODEL OF MATE GUARDING

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Precopulatory mate guarding is the habit, practised by many species, of the two sexes' joining together in intimate pairs for some time, usually days, before mating. It is mainly found in species in which mating is confined to a very short period of the female's reproductive cycle. A mathematical model confirms that precopula will evolve when mating is restricted in time. The model also specifies the evolutionary stable duration of precopula. There are two models: in the simpler, males cannot...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Role:
Author
Journal:
JOURNAL OF THEORETICAL BIOLOGY
Volume:
102
Issue:
4
Pages:
549-567
Publication date:
1983-01-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1095-8541
ISSN:
0022-5193
Source identifiers:
386602
Language:
English
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pubs:386602
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uuid:9fedfcf1-4ddf-437d-9347-55ab07b7875a
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pubs:386602
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2013-11-16

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