Counter-perfume: using pheromones to prevent female remating.

  title={Counter-perfume: using pheromones to prevent female remating.},
  author={Clara Malouines},
  journal={Biological reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society},
  volume={92 3},
Strong selection to secure paternity in polyandrous species leads to the evolution of numerous chemicals in the male's seminal content. These include antiaphrodisiac pheromones, which are transmitted from the male to the female during mating to render her unattractive to subsequent males. An increasing number of species have been shown to use these chemicals. Herein, I examine the taxonomic distribution of species using antiaphrodisiac pheromones, the selection pressures driving their evolution… CONTINUE READING
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