Polyandry as a mediator of sexual selection before and after mating

  title={Polyandry as a mediator of sexual selection before and after mating},
  author={Charlotta Kvarnemo and Leigh W Simmons},
  booktitle={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
The Darwin-Bateman paradigm recognizes competition among males for access to multiple mates as the main driver of sexual selection. Increasingly, however, females are also being found to benefit from multiple mating so that polyandry can generate competition among females for access to multiple males, and impose sexual selection on female traits that influence their mating success. Polyandry can reduce a male's ability to monopolize females, and thus weaken male focused sexual selection… CONTINUE READING
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