Optimizing mating encounters by sexually dimorphic movements

  title={Optimizing mating encounters by sexually dimorphic movements},
  author={N. Mizumoto and M. Abe and S. Dobata},
  journal={Journal of The Royal Society Interface},
  • N. Mizumoto, M. Abe, S. Dobata
  • Published 2017
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Journal of The Royal Society Interface
  • All organisms with sexual reproduction undergo a process of mating, which essentially involves the encounter of two individuals belonging to different sexes. During mate search, both sexes should mutually optimize their encounters, thus raising a question of how they achieve this. Here, we show that a population with sexually dimorphic movement patterns achieves the highest individual mating success under a limited lifespan. Extensive simulations found and analytical approximations corroborated… CONTINUE READING

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