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Social competitiveness associated with rapid fluctuations in sperm quality in male fowl

Abstract:

When females copulate with multiple males, paternity is determined by the competitive ability of a male to access females and by the ability of its ejaculates to out-compete those of other males over fertilization. The relationship between the social competitiveness of a male and the fertilizing quality of its sperm has therefore crucial implications for the evolution of male reproductive strategies in response to sexual selection. Here, we present a longitudinal experimental study of the rel...

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Publisher copy:
10.1098/rspb.2006.0080
Journal:
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Volume:
274
Issue:
1611
Pages:
853-860
Publication date:
2007-03-22
DOI:
EISSN:
1471-2970
ISSN:
0962-8452
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:210961
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uuid:c56db1e5-b24d-4286-87d2-7e806270dd96
Local pid:
pubs:210961
Source identifiers:
210961
Deposit date:
2013-11-16

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