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Female control : sexual selection by cryptic female choice
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Cryptic female choice establishes a new bridge between sexual selection theory and reproductive physiology, in particular the physiological effects of male seminal products on female reproductive processes, such as sperm transport, oviposition, and remating. Expand
Sexual Selection And Animal Genitalia
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ONE SIZE FITS ALL? RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN THE SIZE AND DEGREE OF VARIATION IN GENITALIA AND OTHER BODY PARTS IN TWENTY SPECIES OF INSECTS AND SPIDERS
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The morphological details of coupling between males and females in several species clearly indicated that selection favoring mechanical fit is not responsible for these trends. Expand
Function and Phylogeny of Spider Webs
A general discussion of the designs and functions of the silk structures spiders use to capture prey has not been attempted since the book of Witt et al (319). Knowledge has increased so greatly inExpand
Beetle Horn Dimorphism: Making the Best of a Bad Lot
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This study of the dimorphic horned dynastine beetle Podischnus agenor Oliver shows that the behavior and ecology of minor males differs from that of major males in ways which suggest that the minor form is a facultative adaptation designed to reduce direct competition with major males, and thus to compensate partially for the competitive disadvantage resulting from the minors' smaller size. Expand
Evolution of genitalia: theories, evidence, and new directions
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A review of the most extensive attempts to discriminate between these two hypotheses indicates that SAC is not likely to have played a major role in explaining this pattern of genital evolution. Expand
BEHAVIORAL CHARACTERS FOR THE HIGHER CLASSIFICATION OF ORB‐WEAVING SPIDERS
  • W. Eberhard
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Evolution; international journal of organic…
  • 1 September 1982
TLDR
This paper describes several behaviors of orb weavers that are conservative enough to characterize the classical subfamily and family groupings which have been based on adult morphology and can thus be used to indicate relationships between them, a topic on which there is currently substantial disagreement. Expand
MALE DIMORPHISMS IN BEETLES AND EARWIGS AND THE QUESTION OF DEVELOPMENTAL CONSTRAINTS
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Analysis of 17 species from six families indicates that male dimorphisms in weapon design may be common, at least in homed beetles, and constitutes evidence against the idea that the forms of these animals' weapons are the result of developmental constraints. Expand
STATIC ALLOMETRY AND ANIMAL GENITALIA
  • W. Eberhard
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Evolution; international journal of organic…
  • 1 January 2009
TLDR
Data not in accord with the previous the “one-size-fits-all” explanation for low allometric slopes in genitalia suggest a more general version that includes both natural selection and sexual selection, and involves both mechanical fit and stimulation. Expand
WHY STUDY SPIDER SEX: SPECIAL TRAITS OF SPIDERS FACILITATE STUDIES OF SPERM COMPETITION AND CRYPTIC FEMALE CHOICE
Abstract I argue that several unusual aspects of spider sexual biology make them extremely promising subjects for future research on sperm competition and cryptic female choice, and outline promisingExpand
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