Tag: "fecundity" at biology news
Whiteflies and plant viruses can help each other to speed up biological invasion
.... The research compared development, survival, fecundity
and population increase of the invasive B whitefly...healthy plants, the invasive B whitefly had higher fecundity
and longevity by 12 and 6 fold when feeding on plants infected by one virus, and by 18 and 7 fold wh...
The penalty of having a sister -- why sibling sex matters for male saiga antelopes
...e non-invasive methods for monitoring to determine fecundity
rates (from faeces analysis). ...
Wasps queue for top job
...ultaneously decrease their own future survival and fecundity
because helping is costly. It involves energy-expensive flight to forage for food, and leaving the nest is dangerous. We have found that the brighter the individual wasp's future, the less likely it is to take risks by leaving the safety of its nest ...
Sexual cooperation: Mating increases longevity in ant queens
...reduce female re-mating probability or boost their fecundity
directly after mating, but they can be very harmful to females, whose lifespan and future reproductive output can be drastically reduced. New findings suggest that in some social insects--in which both sexes ultimately benefit from long, successful r...