Variation in polyandry and its fitness consequences among populations of the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum

@article{Pai2006VariationIP,
  title={Variation in polyandry and its fitness consequences among populations of the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum},
  author={A. Pai and S. Feil and G. Yan},
  journal={Evolutionary Ecology},
  year={2006},
  volume={21},
  pages={687-702}
}
Female mating with multiple males in a single reproductive period, or polyandry, is a common phenomenon in animals. In this study we investigated variation in female mating behavior and its fitness consequences among three genetic strains of the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum. We found that the extent of polyandry and its fitness consequences varied significantly among the strains. In the first strain PRUZ, females mated multiply but incurred costs of polyandry in the form of reduced… Expand
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