Wild yellow dung fly females may not select sperm based on dung pat microclimate but could nevertheless benefit from polyandry

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Molecular techniques have substantially improved our knowledge of postcopulatory sexual selection. Nevertheless, studies examining sperm utilization in natural populations of nonsocial insects are rare, support for sperm selection (biased use of stored sperm, e.g. to match offspring genotypes to prevailing environmental conditions) is elusive, and its… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10682-011-9519-1

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