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The operation of sexual selection in the red junglefowl

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Sexual selection acts on traits that increase the reproductive success of an individual in competition with other individuals of the same sex over reproductive opportunities, through intra-sexual competition and inter-sexual mate choice. Because males benefit more from remating than females, they are subject to more intense sexual selection. Modern genetic tools have shown that females often mate promiscuously, thus prolonging sexual selection after insemination through intra-sexual (sperm...

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University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Research group:
Edward Grey Institute
Oxford college:
St Catherine's College
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Zoology
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MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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Publication date:
2010
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
Language:
English
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2015-06-22

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