Lifetime reproductive effort is equal between the sexes in seed beetles (Callosobruchus maculatus): dispelling the myth of the cheap male

@article{Wagner2017LifetimeRE,
  title={Lifetime reproductive effort is equal between the sexes in seed beetles (Callosobruchus maculatus): dispelling the myth of the cheap male},
  author={J. Wagner and Ajibola Bakare},
  journal={Ethology Ecology & Evolution},
  year={2017},
  volume={29},
  pages={387 - 396}
}
  • J. Wagner, Ajibola Bakare
  • Published 2017
  • Biology
  • Ethology Ecology & Evolution
  • In the evolution of sexual reproduction, the development of asymmetrical gametes (anisogamy) often leads to the characterisation that males invest less in reproduction than females. This view is founded on the fact that male investment in individual gametes (sperm) and in gonadal tissue is often less than that of females. While it may be true that within a single mating interaction the relative reproductive investment by males and females differs, over their respective lifetimes an evolutionary… CONTINUE READING
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