Why do females mate multiply? A review of the genetic benefits.

  title={Why do females mate multiply? A review of the genetic benefits.},
  author={Michael D. Jennions and Marion Petrie},
  journal={Biological reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society},
  volume={75 1},
The aim of this review is to consider the potential benefits that females may gain from mating more than once in a single reproductive cycle. The relationship between non-genetic and genetic benefits is briefly explored. We suggest that multiple mating for purely non-genetic benefits is unlikely as it invariably leads to the possibility of genetic benefits as well. We begin by briefly reviewing the main models for genetic benefits to mate choice, and the supporting evidence that choice can… CONTINUE READING
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