SEXUAL SELECTION DRIVES THE EVOLUTION OF ANTIAPHRODISIAC PHEROMONES IN BUTTERFLIES

@article{Estrada2011SEXUALSD,
  title={SEXUAL SELECTION DRIVES THE EVOLUTION OF ANTIAPHRODISIAC PHEROMONES IN BUTTERFLIES},
  author={Catalina Estrada and Stefan Schulz and Selma Yildizhan and Lawrence E. Gilbert},
  journal={Evolution},
  year={2011},
  volume={65}
}
Competition for mates has resulted in sophisticated mechanisms of male control over female reproduction. Antiaphrodisiacs are pheromones transferred from males to females during mating that reduce attractiveness of females to subsequent courting males. Antiaphrodisiacs generally help unreceptive females reduce male harassment. However, lack of control over pheromone release by females and male control over the amount transferred provides males an opportunity to use antiaphrodisiacs to delay… 

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