Use of microsatellite paternity analysis to determine male mating success in the western mosquitofish , Gambusia affinis

@inproceedings{Deaton2008UseOM,
  title={Use of microsatellite paternity analysis to determine male mating success in the western mosquitofish , Gambusia affinis},
  author={Raelynn Deaton},
  year={2008}
}
I tested the effects of male body size on male mating behavior and reproductive success in the western mosquitofish, Gambusia affinis. In two separate behavioral experiments (male–male competition and no-competition), I tested the predictions that (1) larger males out-compete smaller males for mates and (2) small males increase their number of mating attempts in the absence of a larger competitor. I estimated male mating success both indirectly (via behavioral experiments) and directly (using… CONTINUE READING
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