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Seminal fluid protein allocation and male reproductive success.

Abstract:

Postcopulatory sexual selection can select for sperm allocation strategies in males [1, 2], but males should also strategically allocate nonsperm components of the ejaculate [3, 4], such as seminal fluid proteins (Sfps). Sfps can influence the extent of postcopulatory sexual selection [5-7], but little is known of the causes or consequences of quantitative variation in Sfp production and transfer. Using Drosophila melanogaster, we demonstrate that Sfps are strategically allocated to females i...

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10.1016/j.cub.2009.03.036

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
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Journal:
Current biology : CB
Volume:
19
Issue:
9
Pages:
751-757
Publication date:
2009-05-05
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EISSN:
1879-0445
ISSN:
0960-9822
URN:
uuid:accf5f8f-1a37-48dd-bfc6-1102b1aeca76
Source identifiers:
209235
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pubs:209235

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