Experimental evidence of inbreeding avoidance in the hermaphroditic snail Physa acuta

Abstract

Inbreeding depression should select for inbreeding avoidance behaviours. Here we test this hypothesis in two populations of the simultaneous hermaphroditic freshwater snail Physa acuta. We recorded the copulatory behaviour of 288 pairs of sib-mates, non-kin mates from the same population, or non-kin mates from two different populations. We find that kin… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10682-006-0009-9

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