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Post-mating sexual selection increases lifetime fitness of polyandrous females in the wild

Fisher, Diana; Double, Michael; Blomberg, Simon Phillip; Jennions, Michael; Cockburn, Andrew

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Females often mate with several males before producing offspring. Field studies of vertebrates suggest, and laboratory experiments on invertebrates confirm, that even when males provide no material benefits, polyandry can enhance offspring survival. This

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/20519
Source: Nature
DOI: 10.1038/nature05206

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