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Selection on female remating interval is influenced by male sperm competition strategies and ejaculate characteristics.

Abstract:

Female remating rate dictates the level of sperm competition in a population, and extensive research has focused on how sperm competition generates selection on male ejaculate allocation. Yet the way ejaculate allocation strategies in turn generate selection on female remating rates, which ultimately influence levels of sperm competition, has received much less consideration despite increasing evidence that both mating itself and ejaculate traits affect multiple components of female fitness. ...

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Publisher copy:
10.1098/rstb.2012.0044

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Journal:
Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences
Volume:
368
Issue:
1613
Pages:
20120044
Publication date:
2013-03-05
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EISSN:
1471-2970
ISSN:
0962-8436
URN:
uuid:b87610b6-c02b-45da-b771-ee44d9b6065e
Source identifiers:
375794
Local pid:
pubs:375794

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