Sperm Competition and the Evolution of Multiple Mating

  title={Sperm Competition and the Evolution of Multiple Mating},
  author={James W. Curtsinger},
  journal={The American Naturalist},
  pages={93 - 102}
The "sexy-sperm" hypothesis proposes that multiple-mating females have a selective advantage over single-mating females because the former are fertilized by the most competitive sperm and have sons that produce competitive sperm. A deterministic genetical model of the sexy-sperm process is described here. It assumes one locus that influences sperm competitive ability and a second locus that influences female mating behavior. The conditions for sperm competition to promote the evolution of… 

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