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Experimental evolution under hyper-promiscuity in Drosophila melanogaster

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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...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1186/s12862-016-0699-8

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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
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Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (Canada) More from this funder
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BioMed Central Publisher's website
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BMC Evolutionary Biology Journal website
Publication date:
2016-06-16
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1471-2148
ISSN:
1471-2148
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uuid:a71425ce-4faa-433f-8423-0f4ca0dad3b4
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625202
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pubs:625202

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