Postmating Female Control: 20 Years of Cryptic Female Choice

@inproceedings{Firman2017PostmatingFC,
  title={Postmating Female Control: 20 Years of Cryptic Female Choice},
  author={Ren{\'e}e C Firman and Clelia Gasparini and Mollie Manier and Tommaso Pizzari},
  booktitle={Trends in ecology & evolution},
  year={2017}
}
Cryptic female choice (CFC) represents postmating intersexual selection arising from female-driven mechanisms at or after mating that bias sperm use and impact male paternity share. Although biologists began to study CFC relatively late, largely spurred by Eberhard's book published 20 years ago, the field has grown rapidly since then. Here, we review empirical progress to show that numerous female processes offer potential for CFC, from mating through to fertilization, although seldom has CFC… CONTINUE READING
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