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

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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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10.1098/rspb.2006.0080

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Cornwallis, CK More by this author
Froman, DP More by this author
Journal:
Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society
Volume:
274
Issue:
1611
Pages:
853-860
Publication date:
2007-03-05
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EISSN:
1471-2954
ISSN:
0962-8452
URN:
uuid:dc42845c-9271-4afb-8477-a4c53e22b2c4
Source identifiers:
209742
Local pid:
pubs:209742

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