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Female feral fowl eject sperm of subdominant males.

Abstract:

Paternity is often determined by competition between the ejaculates of different males. Males can also use particular behaviours or structures to manipulate how females use sperm. However, the ability of females to bias sperm utilization in favour of preferred males independently of male manipulation has not been demonstrated. Females are predicted to respond differentially to the sperm of different males when the reproductive interests of the sexes differ and when females are coerced into co...

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10.1038/35015558

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
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Journal:
Nature
Volume:
405
Issue:
6788
Pages:
787-789
Publication date:
2000-06-05
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EISSN:
1476-4687
ISSN:
0028-0836
URN:
uuid:c044e3b6-e8ae-4af7-b458-8c41b031ede4
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209256
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pubs:209256

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