Polyandry, Multiple Mating, and Female Fitness in a Water Strider Aquarius paludum

Contrary to Bateman's principle, polyandry appears to be a common female mating strategy. Several hypotheses have been proposed to explain the evolution of polyandry. It is assumed that females gain either material or genetic benefits from multiple matings, or that they are coerced into mating...

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Published in:Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, Vol. 64, No. 4 (2010), p. 657-664
Main Author: Ronkainen, Katri
Other Involved Persons: Kaitala, Arja ; Kivelä, Sami M.
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Item Description:Copyright: Copyright 2010 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
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