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vol. 169, no. 2 the american naturalist february 2007 The Evolution of Infidelity in Socially Monogamous
 

Summary: vol. 169, no. 2 the american naturalist february 2007
The Evolution of Infidelity in Socially Monogamous
Passerines Revisited: A Reply to Griffith
Go¨ran Arnqvist1,* and Mark Kirkpatrick2,
1. Department of Ecology and Evolution, Animal Ecology,
Evolutionary Biology Centre, University of Uppsala, Norbyva¨gen
18D, SE-752 36 Uppsala, Sweden;
2. Section of Integrative Biology, University of Texas, Austin, Texas
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Submitted September 18, 2006; Accepted September 26, 2006;
Electronically published January 11, 2007
Keywords: genetic compatibility, good genes, mate choice, paternal
investment, polyandry, sexual selection.
We were pleased to see that Simon Griffith (2007, in this
issue) welcomes the more stringent and quantitative ap-
proach to the study of extrapair copulations (EPC) in birds
that we recently introduced (Arnqvist and Kirkpatrick
2005). Griffith argues that our main conclusion may have
been premature for, it seems, the following four reasons.
First, Griffith suggests that we did not include all the

  

Source: Arnqvist, Göran - Department of Animal Ecology, Uppsala Universitet

 

Collections: Environmental Sciences and Ecology