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Title: Fitness consequences of female multiple mating: a direct test of indirect benefits
Author: Barbosa, Miguel
Connolly, Sean R.
Hisano, Mizue
Dornelas, Maria
Magurran, Anne E.
Keywords: Selection 
 Sex ratio 
Growth rate 
Size at birth 
Mate choice 
Multiple mating 
Issue Date: 15-Sep-2012
Publisher: BMC
Abstract: The observation that females mate multiply when males provide nothing but sperm - which sexual selection theory suggests is unlikely to be limiting - continues to puzzle evolutionary biologists. Here we test the hypothesis that multiple mating is prevalent under such circumstances because it enhances female fitness. We do this by allowing female Trinidadian guppies to mate with either a single male or with multiple males, and then tracking the consequences of these matings across two generations.
Peer review: yes
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2148-12-185
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