Experimental evolution under hyper-promiscuity in Drosophila melanogaster
Background: The number of partners that individuals mate with over their lifetime is a defining feature of mating systems, and variation in mate number is thought to be a major driver of sexual evolution. Although previous research has investigated the evolutionary consequences of reductions in the number of mates, we know little about the costs and benefits of increased numbers of mates. Here, we use a genetic manipulation of mating frequency in Drosophila melanogaster to create a novel, hig...Expand abstract
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- © 2016 Perry et al.licensee BioMed Central. Open Access: This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. This article has been accepted for publication in BMC Evolutionary Biology.
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