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Evidence for adaptive male mate choice in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster

Byrne, Phillip G; Rice, William

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Theory predicts that males will benefit when they bias their mating effort towards females of higher reproductive potential, and that this discrimination will increase as males become more resource limited. We conducted a series of experiments to test these predictions in a laboratory population of the fruitfly, Drosophila melanogaster. In this species, courtship and copulation have significant costs to males, and females vary greatly in fecundity, which is positively associated with body size....[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/83178
Source: Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2005.3372

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