Ejaculate components delay reproductive senescence while elevating female reproductive rate in an insect.

Abstract

Increased female reproductive rates usually result in accelerated senescence. This correlation provides a link between the evolutionary conflict of the sexes and aging when ejaculate components elevate female reproductive rates at the cost of future reproduction. It is not clear whether this female cost is manifest as shorter lifespan or an earlier onset or… (More)
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0905347106

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