Variation in male sexual behavior.

  • Larry Katz
  • Published 2008 in Animal reproduction science

Abstract

Relaxation of natural selection on sexual performance traits in male ruminants has increased phenotypic variation in these heritable traits. Thus, males with sub-standard sexual performance continue to reproduce. This has created a "dud" phenomenon that is costly to animal agriculture. Identification and culling of these lesser performers at an early age… (More)

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