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Differential effects of male nutrient balance on pre- and post-copulatory traits, and consequences for female reproduction in Drosophila melanogaster

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Male fitness depends on the expression of costly traits involved in obtaining mates (pre-copulatory) and fertilization (post-copulatory). However, very little is known about the nutrient requirements for these traits and whether males compromise their diet to maximize one trait at the expense of another. Here we used Nutritional Geometry to investigate macronutrient requirements for pre- and post-copulatory traits in Drosophila, when males were the first or second to mate with females. We fou...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1038/srep27673

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group Publisher's website
Journal:
Scientific Reports Journal website
Volume:
6
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Article: 27673
Publication date:
2016
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ISSN:
2045-2322
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uuid:aa35ce3d-e402-4fee-a246-6261e245888f
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626978
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pubs:626978

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