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Female choice benefits mothers more than offspring
Date:10/22/2009

had much higher fitness than females whose resistance was reduced. What about the 'good genes'?

- We found no support for the idea that increased female resistance to mating results in sons that are more successful in competition with other males, or in more fertile daughters. Hence, female resistance is mostly beneficial to the female herself, while inadvertent selection for male 'persistence' plays a minor role, says Alexei Maklakov, who led the study.


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Contact: Alexei Maklakov
Alexei.Maklakov@ebc.uu.se
461-847-1270
Uppsala University
Source:Eurekalert

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