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Sperm competition and its evolutionary consequences in the insects

Author: Leigh W Simmons
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2001.
Series: Monographs in behavior and ecology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Analyzes theoretical and empirical work on insect sperm competition. This work considers both male and female interests in sperm utilization and the sexual conflict that can arise when these differ.  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Leigh W Simmons
ISBN: 069105987X 9780691059877 0691059888 9780691059884
OCLC Number: 45804827
Description: xiii. 434 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Sexual Selection and Sperm Competition --
2. Sperm Utilization: Concepts, Patterns, and Processes --
3. Avoidance of Sperm Competition I: Morphological Adaptations --
4. Avoidance of Sperm Competition II: Physiological Adaptations --
5. Avoidance of Sperm Competition III: Behavioral Adaptations --
6. Copula Duration --
7. Sperm in Competition I: Strategic Ejaculation --
8. Sperm in Competition II: Sperm Morphology --
9. Ejaculate Manipulation: Mechanisms of Female Choice --
10. Social Insects --
11. Broader Significance.
Series Title: Monographs in behavior and ecology.
Responsibility: Leigh W. Simmons.
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Leigh Simmons is better qualified than most to define the current state of sperm competition. This book is an exellent summary of a recent, important, and relatively large addition to our Read more...

 
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