The Mechanistic Basis of a Large Male Mating Advantage in Two Freshwater Amphipod Species

@inproceedings{Cothran2008TheMB,
  title={The Mechanistic Basis of a Large Male Mating Advantage in Two Freshwater Amphipod Species},
  author={Rickey Duane Cothran},
  year={2008}
}
In many animals, body size plays an important role in determining both ecological success and mating success. Thus, the expression of body size within a population is often the result of the interaction between natural selection and sexual selection. Here, I examine the mechanistic basis for a large male mating advantage in two freshwater amphipod species that differ ecologically. Traditionally, size-biased mating patterns in amphipods have been attributed to the advantage of large size in male… CONTINUE READING

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