Direct costs and benefits of multiple mating: Are high female mating rates due to ejaculate replenishment?

@article{Worthington2016DirectCA,
  title={Direct costs and benefits of multiple mating: Are high female mating rates due to ejaculate replenishment?},
  author={A. M. Worthington and C. Kelly},
  journal={Behavioural Processes},
  year={2016},
  volume={124},
  pages={115-122}
}
  • A. M. Worthington, C. Kelly
  • Published 2016
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Behavioural Processes
  • Females often mate more than is necessary to ensure reproductive success even when they incur significant costs from doing so. Direct benefits are hypothesized to be the driving force of high female mating rates, yet species in which females only receive an ejaculate from their mate still realize increased fitness from multiple mating. Using the Texas field cricket, Gryllus texensis, we experimentally test the hypothesis that multiple mating via monandry or polyandry increases female fitness by… CONTINUE READING
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