Sexual conflict in Gerris gillettei (Insecta: Hemiptera): influence of effective mating rate and morphology on reproductive success
Abstract:In water striders, the interests of both sexes diverge over the decision to mate, leading to precopulatory sexual conflict. The influence of mating rate and key persistence and resistance traits on reproductive success has seldom been investigated in the context of multiple matings. We used amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) based genetic parentage analyses to estimate mating and reproductive success in
Keywords: AFLP parentage analysis; Gerris gillettei; analyse de filiation AFLP; aptitude de reproduction; conflit sexuel; mating rate; patineurs; persistance; persistence; reproductive fitness; resistance; résistance; sexual conflict; taux d’accouplement; water striders
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Département de biologie, Université Laval, Québec, QC G1V 0A6, Canada.
Publication date: 2012-11-01
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