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Biol. Lett. (2006) 2, 6264 doi:10.1098/rsbl.2005.0398
 

Summary: Biol. Lett. (2006) 2, 62­64
doi:10.1098/rsbl.2005.0398
Published online 25 October 2005
Ageing and the evolution
of female resistance to
remating in seed beetles
Alexei A. Maklakov*, Natacha Kremer
and Go¨ran Arnqvist
Animal Ecology/Department of Ecology and Evolution,
Evolutionary Biology Centre, Uppsala University,
Norbyva¨gen 18d, 752 36 Uppsala, Sweden
*Author for correspondence (alexei.maklakov@ebc.uu.se).
Female remating behaviour is a key mating
system parameter that is predicted to evolve
according to the net effect of remating on female
fitness. In many taxa, females commonly resist
male remating attempts because of the costs of
mating. Here, we use replicated populations of
the seed beetle Acanthoscelides obtectus selected
for either early or late life reproduction and

  

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

 

Collections: Environmental Sciences and Ecology