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Why do females mate multiply? A review of the genetic benefits
  • M. Jennions, M. Petrie
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Biological reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical…
  • 1 February 2000
The aim of this review is to consider the potential benefits that females may gain from mating more than once in a single reproductive cycle. The relationship between non‐genetic and genetic benefitsExpand
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The aim of this review is to consider variation in mating p among females. We define mating p as the sensory and behavioural properties that influence the propensity of individuals to mate withExpand
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How much variance can be explained by ecologists and evolutionary biologists?
Abstract. The average amount of variance explained by the main factor of interest in ecological and evolutionary studies is an important quantity because it allows evaluation of the general strengthExpand
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Parental investment, sexual selection and sex ratios
Conventional sex roles imply caring females and competitive males. The evolution of sex role divergence is widely attributed to anisogamy initiating a self‐reinforcing process. The initial asymmetryExpand
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The evolution of mate choice and mating biases
We review the current status of three well–established models (direct benefits, indirect benefits and sensory drive) and one newcomer (antagonistic chase–away) of the evolution of mate choice and theExpand
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High-quality male field crickets invest heavily in sexual display but die young
Only high-quality males can bear the costs of an extreme sexual display. As a consequence, such males are not only more attractive, but they often live longer than average. Recent theory predicts,Expand
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What is genetic quality?
Mate choice is favored by indirect selection if choosy females mate with males of high genetic quality. We believe, however, that testing hypotheses about indirect selection has been constrained byExpand
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Do invasive species show higher phenotypic plasticity than native species and, if so, is it adaptive? A meta-analysis.
Do invasive plant species have greater phenotypic plasticity than non-invasive species? And, if so, how does this affect their fitness relative to native, non-invasive species? What role might thisExpand
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The Extent and Consequences of P-Hacking in Science
A focus on novel, confirmatory, and statistically significant results leads to substantial bias in the scientific literature. One type of bias, known as “p-hacking,” occurs when researchers collectExpand
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Unifying and Testing Models of Sexual Selection
Sexual reproduction is associated with the evolution of anisogamy and sperm-producing males and egg-laying females. The ensuing competition for mates has led to sexual selection and coevolution ofExpand
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