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Sperm Competition and Fertilization Success

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Much of our understanding of the reproductive physiology of birds is derived from research by poultry biologists. Starting in the 1970s behavioural ecologists began to explore the evolutionary consequences of female promiscuity across a range of taxa, but mainly insects and birds, focusing on the fact that, if females copulate with two or more males in a single reproductive cycle, selection will favour the male that fertilizes the female's ova. Since male-male competition and female choice ca...

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10.1079/9781845933753.0133

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Role:
Author
Publisher:
CABI Publishing
Volume:
29
Pages:
133-150
Host title:
BIOLOGY OF BREEDING POULTRY
Publication date:
2009-01-01
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ISSN:
0306-7610
Source identifiers:
210118
ISBN:
9781845933753
Pubs id:
pubs:210118
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uuid:ddd88ea0-e5be-4888-a3ee-53b891bf5a64
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pubs:210118
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2013-11-16

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