Female fitness is increased by frequent mating in grasshoppers

@article{Pardo1995FemaleFI,
  title={Female fitness is increased by frequent mating in grasshoppers},
  author={M Carolina Pardo and Mar{\'i}a Dolores L{\'o}pez-Le{\'o}n and Godfrey M. Hewitt and Juan Pedro M Camacho},
  journal={Heredity},
  year={1995},
  volume={74},
  pages={654-660}
}
Radiolabelling experiments with Eyprepocnemis plorans demonstrated that males transfer protein-aceous substances with the ejaculate that are subsequently incorporated into the eggs that the females lay. The amount of male radioactive nutrients detected in the eggs was positively correlated to mating frequency, and the proportion incorporated was almost twice that of egg weight relative to female weight. This might suggest the existence of a specific mechanism selectively incorporating male… CONTINUE READING

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