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Sperm Competition and the Evolution of Animal Mating systems.

Author: Robert L Smith
Publisher: Saint Louis : Elsevier Science, 2014.
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Sperm Competition and the Evolution of Animal Mating Systems describes the role of sperm competition in selection on a range of attributes from gamete morphology to species mating systems. This book is organized into 19 chapters and begins with the conceptualization of sperm competition as a subset of sexual selection and its implications for the insects. The following chapter describes the relationship between  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Smith, Robert L.
Sperm Competition and the Evolution of Animal Mating systems.
Saint Louis : Elsevier Science, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert L Smith
ISBN: 9780323143134 032314313X
OCLC Number: 1058512298
Description: 1 online resource (710 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; Sperm Competition and the Evolution of Animal Mating Systems; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of Contributors; Preface; Chapter 1. Sperm Competition and the Evolution of Animal Mating Strategies; I. Introduction; II. The Evolution of the Two Sexes; III. Gamete Investment Versus Other Reproductive Effort; IV. The Evolution of Internal Fertilization; V. Sperm Competition and Conflicting Evolutionary Forces; VI. Female Interests (Mate Choice, Diversity of Progeny, Sperm Depletion, Paternal Investment). VII. Resolution of Sexual Conflict: Evolutionary Dynamics of Sperm Competition SystemsVIII. Expenditure on Paternity Assurance; IX. Multiple Versus Single Ejaculation; X. Sperm Competition and Male-male Disputes; XI. Sperm Size and Number With Internal Fertilization; XII. Summary; References; Chapter 2. Male Sperm Competition Avoidance Mechanisms:The Influence of Female Interests; I. Introduction; II. Costs to Females; III. The Resolution of Conflicting Male and Female Interests ; IV. Natural History Patterns and Model Parameters; V. Summary; References; Chapter 3. Sperm in Competition. I. IntroductionII. Intraejaculate Competition and Male/Gamete Conflict; III. Interejaculate Competition; IV. Competition Between Choosing Females and Sperm; V. Competition Among Symbiotic Genomes; VI. Discussion and Conclusions; VII. Summary; References; Chapter 4. Male Mating Effort, Confidence of Paternity, and Insect Sperm Comptition; I. Introduction; II. Mating Effort, Parental Effort, and the Evolution of Sexual Differences; III. Evolution of Nonpromiscuous Mating Effort and Parental Effort; IV. Can Mating Effort and Parental Effort Be Distinguished? V. Paternal Investment and Confidence of Paternity in InsectsVI. Insect Sperm Competition Studies; VII. Paternal Investment and Sperm Precedence; VIII. Paternity-ensuring Mechanisms; IX. Discussion and Conclusions; X. Summary; References; Chapter 5. Alternative Hypotheses for Traits Believed to Have Evolvedby Sperm Competition; I. Introduction; II. The Dorsal Clamp of Male Panorpa; III. Other Traits Often Viewed as Evolved by Sperm Competition; IV. Methodology Used to Study Evolved Function; V. Summary; References. Chapter 6. Sperm Transfer and Utilization Strategies in Arachnids:Ecological and Morphological ConstraintsI. Introduction; II. Indirect Sperm Transfer Without Pair Formation (Group II); III. Indirect Sperm Transfer With Pair Formation (Group I); IV. Direct Sperm Transfer (Group III); V. Summary; References; Chapter 7 Evolution of Sperm Priority Patterns in Spiders; I. Introduction; II. Current Knowledge on Spider Sperm Priority; III. Phylogenetic Constraints; IV. Sperm Priority: The Female Perspective; V. Sperm Precedence: The Male Perspective; VI. Combined Perspectives; VII. Summary.

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Sperm Competition and the Evolution of Animal Mating Systems describes the role of sperm competition in selection on a range of attributes from gamete morphology to species mating systems. This book is organized into 19 chapters and begins with the conceptualization of sperm competition as a subset of sexual selection and its implications for the insects. The following chapter describes the relationship between multiple mating and female fitness, with an emphasis on determining the conditions under which selection on females is likely to counteract selection on males for avoiding sperm com.

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