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Mating system affects population performance and extinction risk under environmental challenge
Failure of organisms to adapt to sudden environmental changes may lead to extinction. The type of mating system, by affecting fertility and the strength of sexual selection, may have a major impactExpand
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Transcriptomics of Intralocus Sexual Conflict: Gene Expression Patterns in Females Change in Response to Selection on a Male Secondary Sexual Trait in the Bulb Mite
Intralocus sexual conflict (IASC) prevents males and females from reaching their disparate phenotypic optima and is widespread, but little is known about its genetic underpinnings. In RhizoglyphusExpand
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Complex response in size-related traits of bulb mites (Rhizoglyphus robini) under elevated thermal conditions – an experimental evolution approach
SUMMARY Temperature is a key environmental factor affecting almost all aspects of life history in ectotherms. Theory predicts that they grow faster, reach smaller sizes and produce smaller offspringExpand
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Relative costs and benefits of alternative reproductive phenotypes at different temperatures – genotype-by-environment interactions in a sexually selected trait
BackgroundThe maintenance of considerable genetic variation in sexually selected traits (SSTs) is puzzling given directional selection expected to act on these traits. A possible explanation is theExpand
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No Evidence for Reproductive Isolation through Sexual Conflict in the Bulb Mite Rhizoglyphus robini
Sexual conflict leading to sexual antagonistic coevolution has been hypothesized to drive reproductive isolation in allopatric populations and hence lead to speciation. However, the generality ofExpand
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Do males pay for sex? Sex‐specific selection coefficients suggest not
Selection acting on males can reduce mutation load of sexual relative to asexual populations, thus mitigating the twofold cost of sex, provided that it seeks and destroys the same mutations asExpand
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Larval and adult nutrition effects on reproductive traits in the red flour beetle
Variation in individual condition is probably one of the most critical factors affecting the high levels of diversity in animal fitness components, commonly observed in natural populations.Expand
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Male‐limited secondary sexual trait interacts with environment in determining female fitness
Selection for secondary sexual trait (SST) elaboration may increase intralocus sexual conflict over the optimal values of traits expressed from shared genomes. This conflict can reduce femaleExpand
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Evolution of mate guarding under the risk of intrasexual aggression in a mite with alternative mating tactics
Mate-guarding strategies are known to evolve in response to changes in the environment, but little is known about the genetic and plastic components of this source of variation. Here, we investigatedExpand
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Proximate mechanisms of the differences in reproductive success of males bearing different alleles of Pgdh – a gene involved in a sexual conflict in bulb mite
Enzyme polymorphism in phosphogluconate dehydrogenase (Pgdh) is a striking example of single gene polymorphism involved in sexual conflict in bulb mite Rhizoglyphus robini. Males homozygous for the SExpand
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