Sperm Competition and Sexual Selection
The study of sperm competition continues to grow in importance as it is concerned with the mechanisms by which paternity is established under multiple matings by several males. The modern genetic techniques now available mean that paternity issues are basic components of good research in behaviour ecology & population dynamics. The general issues of the subject are discussed in this book together with a series of taxonomic reviews which set out the basic state of knowledge in each group.
- ISBN: 0121005437
- Editor(s): T R Birkhead, A P Moller
- Stock Code: 1005436
- Format: Paperback
- Illustrations: Black & white illustrations, Tables
- Pages: 800
- Published: 1998
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1,000 million years ago, a sexual revolution occurred on Earth. Sex happened for the first time; from this moment the world became ever more colourful and bizarre, ringing with elaborate songs and dances, epic battles, and rallying cries as the desires of males and females collided, generation after generation. From sperm wars to cuckoldry, hermaphrodites and virgin births, spent males, racy harems, clitoral births, hips, breasts and birdsong, penis-percussion, and those riskiest and most elusive of all traits, monogamy and true love, all this and more is discussed in Sex on Earth, as Jules takes us on a voyage of discovery of the ins and outs of animal reproduction.