Polyandry in the wild: temporal changes in female mating frequency and sperm competition intensity in natural populations of the tettigoniid Requena verticalis.

@article{Simmons2007PolyandryIT,
  title={Polyandry in the wild: temporal changes in female mating frequency and sperm competition intensity in natural populations of the tettigoniid Requena verticalis.},
  author={Leigh W Simmons and Maxine Beveridge and W Jason Kennington},
  journal={Molecular ecology},
  year={2007},
  volume={16 21},
  pages={
          4613-23
        }
}
Empirical tests of sexual selection theory generally utilize model systems under laboratory settings, and extend conclusions to evolutionary processes occurring in nature. The biological significance of laboratory findings will depend largely on the mating rates of females and patterns of paternity in natural populations, information on which is generally lacking. Here we use microsatellite markers to provide rare estimates of female mating rates and patterns of parentage in a species of… CONTINUE READING
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