Effects of body size, accessory gland and testis size on pre- and postcopulatory success in <ce:italic>Drosophila melanogaster</ce:italic>

@article{Bangham2002EffectsOB,
  title={Effects of body size, accessory gland and testis size on pre- and postcopulatory success in <ce:italic>Drosophila melanogaster</ce:italic>},
  author={Jenny Bangham and Tracey Chapman and Linda Partridge},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2002},
  volume={64},
  pages={915-921}
}
Reproductive success in males is affected by events that occur both before and after mating. We used multiple regression to examine the relation between male preand postcopulatory success and body size, accessory gland and testis size in Drosophila melanogaster. Males with larger accessory glands mated at higher frequency than did males with smaller accessory glands. This association was over and above allometry of accessory gland size with body size. Larger males had higher postcopulatory… CONTINUE READING

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