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Promiscuity : an evolutionary history of sperm competition

Author: Tim Birkhead
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2000.
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"Tim Birkhead reveals a wonderful world in which males and females vie with each other as they strive to maximize their reproductive success. Both sexes have evolved staggeringly sophisticated ways to get what they want - often at the expense of the other. He introduces us to fish whose first encounter locks them together for life in a perpetual sexual embrace; hermaphrodites who "joust" with their reproductive
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Birkhead, T.R.
Promiscuity.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2000
(OCoLC)656219553
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Birkhead
ISBN: 0674004450 9780674004450 0674006666 9780674006669
OCLC Number: 44313321
Description: xiii, 272 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Contents: Competition, Choice and Sexual Conflict --
Paternity and Protection --
Genitalia --
Spern, Ejaculation, and Ova --
Copulation, Insemination and fertilization --
Mechanisms of Sperm Competition and Sperm Choice --
The Benefits of Polyandry.
Responsibility: Tim Birkhead.
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Darwin's evolutionary theory, as originally presented, taught the importance of, and the powerful results of, the processes of sexual selection. However, according to...Birkhead, Darwin's attention Read more...

 
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