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Sperm Competition and Sexual Selection

Sperm Competition and Sexual Selection - 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0080541594

Cover of Sperm Competition and Sexual Selection 98 (ISBN 978-0080541594)
ISBN13: 978-0080541594
ISBN10: 0080541593

Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition: 98
Copyright: 1998
Publisher: Vitalsource Technologies, Inc.
Published: 1998
International: No

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Sperm Competition and Sexual Selection - 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0080541594

Tim R. Birkhead

ISBN13: 978-0080541594
ISBN10: 0080541593

Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition: 98
Copyright: 1998
Publisher: Vitalsource Technologies, Inc.
Published: 1998
International: No
Summary

Sperm Competition and Sexual Selection presents the intricate ways in which sperm compete to fertilize eggs and how this has prompted reinterpretations of breeding behavior. This book provides a theoretical framework for the study of sperm competition, which is a central part of sexual selection. It also discusses the roles of females and the relationships between paternal care in sperm competition. The chapters focusing on taxonomic development are diverse and cover all the major animal groups, both vertebrate and invertebrate, and plants. The final chapter provides an overview discussing the relationship between sperm competition and sexual selection in terms of both function and mechanism and how these translate into species fitness. This book will be of prime interest to behaviorists, ecologists and evolutionary biologists, suggesting new avenues of research and new ways of approaching old problems.

Key Features
* The only up-to-date summary of a central and popular subject
* Well known editors and authors
* Provides a theoretical framework for the study of sperm competition
* Covers all major animal groups
* Includes a chapter on plants

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