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Polyandry and fecundity in the Lepidoptera: can methodological and conceptual approaches bias outcomes?

Torres-Vila, Luis; Rodriguez-Molina, M; Jennions, Michael

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Polyandry is a reproductive strategy whose occurrence has been explained in terms of both direct and indirect benefits to females. Among the direct benefits, a positive correlation between female remating and fecundity, mediated by receipt of nuptial gifts, is considered a major factor maintaining polyandry. However, a careful inspection of available studies reveals that such a correlation is not universal. In this comparative study of Lepidopterans we analysed two-way contingence tables based...[Show more]

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Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/75377
Source: Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
DOI: 10.1007/s00265-003-0712-2

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