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Sexual selection in the cricket Gryllus bimaculatus: no good genes?

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Recent studies have suggested that females of the field cricket Gryllus bimaculatus exercise post-copulatory choice over the paternity of their offspring. There is evidence that these choices are made in relation to the genetic compatibility of mates rather than their absolute quality, but the magnitude of heritable differences in males has not been thoroughly examined. Using a half-sib breeding design we measured additive genetic variance and dam effects in a suite of reproductive and non-re...

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10.1007/s10709-008-9250-1

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Journal:
Genetica
Volume:
134
Issue:
1
Pages:
129-136
Publication date:
2008-09-05
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EISSN:
1573-6857
ISSN:
0016-6707
URN:
uuid:d6036e12-00bf-4c8f-98c1-a003d418f873
Source identifiers:
386626
Local pid:
pubs:386626

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