The sexually selected sperm hypothesis , maternal effects , and sperm competitive success in the bulb mite Rhizoglyphus robini

Background: The sexually selected sperm hypothesis predicts that selection will favour female multiple mating by increasing the sperm competitive abilities of their sons. Hypothesis: Sons of multiply mated females should have higher sperm competitive abilities than sons of singly mated females. Organism: The bulb mite, Rhizoglyphus robini (Acari: Acaridae… CONTINUE READING