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Estimating genetic benefits of polyandry from experimental studies: A meta-analysis

Slatyer, R; Mautz, Brian; Backwell, Patricia; Jennions, Michael


The consequences of polyandry for female fitness are controversial. Sexual conflict studies and a meta-analysis of mating rates in insects suggest that there is a longevity cost when females mate repeatedly. Even so, compensatory material benefits can elevate egg production and fertility, partly because polyandry ensures an adequate sperm supply. Polyandry can therefore confer direct benefits. The main controversy surrounds genetic benefits. The argument is analogous to that surrounding the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Biological Reviews
DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-185X.2011.00182.x


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