The role of sexual preferences in intrasexual female competition

@inproceedings{Frame2012TheRO,
  title={The role of sexual preferences in intrasexual female competition},
  author={Alicia Marie Frame},
  booktitle={BMC Evolutionary Biology},
  year={2012}
}
While search costs have long been understood to affect the evolution of female preference, other costs associated with mating have been the focus of much less attention. Here I consider a novel mate choice cost: female-female intrasexual competition, that is, when females compete with each other for mates. This competition results in cost to female fecundity, such as a reduction in fertility due to decreased direct benefits, sperm limitation, or time and resources spent competing for a mate. I… CONTINUE READING
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