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Promiscuity : an evolutionary history of sperm competition

Auteur : Tim Birkhead
Éditeur: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2000.
Édition/format:   Livre imprimé : AnglaisVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
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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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Format – détails additionnels: Online version:
Birkhead, T.R.
Promiscuity.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2000
(OCoLC)656219553
Type de document: Livre
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs: Tim Birkhead
ISBN: 0674004450 9780674004450 0674006666 9780674006669
Numéro OCLC: 44313321
Description: xiii, 272 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Contenu: 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.
Responsabilité: Tim Birkhead.
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Birkhead reveals a world in which males and females vie with each other as they strive to maximize their reproductive success. Color illustrations.  Lire la suite...

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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 Lire la suite...

 
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