Female control of paternity.

@article{Birkhead1993FemaleCO,
  title={Female control of paternity.},
  author={Timothy R. Birkhead and Anders M\oller},
  journal={Trends in ecology & evolution},
  year={1993},
  volume={8 3},
  pages={100-4}
}
Of the two components of sexual selection, female choice is much less obvious than male-male competition, and hence has always been considered to be of secondary importance. However, recent field observations and new theory have brought about a radical change of emphasis. It now appears that although a female's choice of who fathers her offspring often occurs in a subtle manner, it may be widespread and take place through a variety of behavioural and physiological mechanisms, including the… CONTINUE READING
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