Quantity matters: male sex pheromone signals mate quality in the parasitic wasp Nasonia vitripennis.


Sexual selection theory asserts that females are well adapted to sense signals indicating the quality of potential mates. One crucial male quality parameter is functional fertility (i.e. the success of ejaculates in fertilizing eggs). The phenotype-linked fertility hypothesis (PLFH) predicts that functional fertility of males is reflected by phenotypic… (More)
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2009.0738

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