Sexual selection and the differential effect of polyandry.

@article{Collet2012SexualSA,
  title={Sexual selection and the differential effect of polyandry.},
  author={Julie M. Collet and David S Richardson and Kirsty Worley and Tom Pizzari},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2012},
  volume={109 22},
  pages={8641-5}
}
In principle, widespread polyandry (female promiscuity) creates potential for sexual selection in males both before and after copulation. However, the way polyandry affects pre- and postcopulatory episodes of sexual selection remains little understood. Resolving this fundamental question has been difficult because it requires extensive information on mating behavior as well as paternity for the whole male population. Here we show that in replicate seminatural groups of red junglefowl, Gallus… CONTINUE READING
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