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Male fecundity stimulation: conflict and cooperation within and between the sexes: model analyses and coevolutionary dynamics.

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Female promiscuity forces the ejaculates of different males to compete for fertilization through sperm competition. In turn, competing ejaculates often influence female promiscuity and fitness, for example, when ejaculate products increase female fecundity. Here we develop theory examining situations where males stimulate female fecundity and compete for fertilization and female remating is influenced by male fecundity stimulation. We consider the fitness consequences that fecundity stimulati...

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10.1086/649596

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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Author
Journal:
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Volume:
175
Issue:
2
Pages:
174-185
Publication date:
2010-02-01
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EISSN:
1537-5323
ISSN:
0003-0147
Language:
English
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pubs:209906
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uuid:d41141c9-4dde-4b87-9e21-63da6f2a9140
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pubs:209906
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209906
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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