5 edition of Sexual selection and reproductive competition in insects found in the catalog.
Sexual selection and reproductive competition in insects
|Statement||edited by Murray S. Blum, Nancy A. Blum.|
|Contributions||Blum, Murray Sheldon, 1929-, Blum, Nancy A., International Congress of Entomology, Washington, D.C., 1976.|
|LC Classifications||QL496 .S44|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xi, 463 p. :|
|Number of Pages||463|
|LC Control Number||78025967|
Parasites and pathogens, including genomic parasites, are ubiquitous and key agents in shaping insect mating systems. Theoretically, parasites and parasitoids can maintain genetic variation in traits involved in mate choice, and selective pressures by parasitoids are known to cause marked shifts in the mating signals of several species. Recent research has focused on insect immune defence, and Author: Boris Baer. Insects display a staggering diversity of mating and social behaviours. Studying these systems provides insights into a wide range of evolutionary and behavioural questions, such as the evolution of sex, sexual selection, sexual conflict, and parental care.5/5(1).
Introduction. In Darwin introduced the “sexual selection” concept in The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex, because many conspicuous traits, such as loud calls, gaudy colors, and attention-catching movements, could not be well explained by natural ing that many of these traits are associated with competition for mates or mating opportunities, Darwin. D. Effect of exaggerated leg length on male reproductive fitness in M. longipes Post-mating competition is widespread in insects , including water striders [,], and can strongly alter Author: Leigh W. Simmons.
The first observations of multiple paternity in insects were those of Nonidez () who noted that, when female Drosophila melanogaster mated with two males in close succession, they produced offspring that were sired by both males. At the time of his review, Parker (e) presented evidence of multiple paternity, and thus the potential for sexual selection via sperm competition, in sixteen. As such it represents a marriage of two disciplines-entomology and modern evolutionary theory-which have recently made great strides, but in partial isolation from each other. By reviewing all of insect reproductive behavior from an evolutionary viewpoint, Thornhill and Alcock make a powerful case for the importance of sexual selection.
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Sexual Selection and Reproductive Competition in Insects explores the biological mechanisms underlying intrasexual reproductive competition as a driving force in sexual selection in insects. The book contains papers presented at a symposium on reproductive behavior in insects, held at the 15th International Congress of Entomology in Washington, D.C., in Sexual Selection and Reproductive Competition in Insects - Kindle edition by Murray Blum.
Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Sexual Selection and Reproductive Competition in Insects. This publication on sexual selection and reproductive competition in insects includes contributions by 13 authors and had its origins in a symposium at the XV International Congress of Entomology, held at Washington in Many of the papers presented at the meeting have been expanded and brought.
Additional Physical Format: Online version: Sexual selection and reproductive competition in insects. New York: Academic Press, (OCoLC) Sexual Selection and Reproductive Competition in Insects explores the biological mechanisms underlying intrasexual reproductive competition as a driving force in sexual selection in insects.
Genre/Form: Electronic books: Additional Physical Format: Print version: Sexual selection and reproductive competition in insects. New York: Academic Press, This paper traces the development of our understanding of the development of different approaches to estimating the strength of reproductive competition and sexual selection in the two sexes Author: Tim Clutton-Brock.
Buy Sexual Selection and Reproductive Competition in Insects by Blum, Murray S. (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on Format: Paperback. 3. Reproductive competition and the opportunity for sexual selection.
While theoretical models of the evolution of sex differences in reproductive competition and parental care generate broad predictions that can be tested by comparative analyses [40,65], they do not incorporate empirical measures of variation in reproductive success or of the influence of factors that affect by: A major success of Birkhead & Møller’s book Sperm Competition and Sexual Selection is to have captured something of the excitement being generated by advances in understanding the evolutionary Cited by: 2.
Rapid divergence and speciation can occur between populations with or without ecological differences under selection for success in intraspecific social competition-competition in which an individual must win in contests or comparisons with conspecific rivals in order to gain access to some resource, including (under sexual selection) by: Keep up-to-date by subscribing to our free email book lists in over 20 subject categories.
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Blum, Murray S. and Nancy A. Blum. New York: Academic Press, Octavo, text illustrations. Price: $ This book illustrates concepts in sexual selection through themes ranging from female cryptic choice in insects, sexual conflict in fish, interaction between sexual selection and the immune system, nuptial gifts, visual and acoustic sexual signaling, parental investment, to.
About this book. In this broad-based book, sexual competition in insects and arachnids are investigated, teasing out the variety of ways in which males and females pursue, persuade, manipulate, control and help one another. Insect Evolutionary Ecology: Proceedings of the Royal Entomological Society's 22nd Symposium.
Royal Entomological Society of London. Insects provide excellent model systems for understanding evolutionary ecology. They are abundant, small, and relatively easy to rear, and these traits facilitate both field and laboratory experiments.
Insects and arachnids display the most impressive diversity of mating and social behavior among all animals. This book investigates sexual competition in these groups, and the variety of ways in which males and females pursue, persuade, manipulate, control and help one another, enabling us to gain a better understanding of how conflicts and confluences of interest evolve together.
Sexual selection can be divided into two major forms: intra sexual selection and inter sexual selection. Intrasexual selection occurs when members of one sex compete among each other for access to potential mates.
Male–male competition is the most common form of intrasexual selection. Sperm Competition and the Evolution of Animal Mating Systems describes the role of sperm competition in selection on a range of attributes from gamete morphology to species mating systems.
This book is organized into 19 chapters and begins with the conceptualization of sperm competition as a subset of sexual selection and its implications for the s: 1.
Sensory bias and Sexual Conflict 5. Sperm competition and Cryptic female choice 6. Sexual selection in tropical Insects Acknowledgements Glossary Bibliography Biographical Sketch Summary Sexual selection arises from differences in reproductive success caused by competition over mates.
The reproductive limits for each sex promote intrasexual. andAlcockobviously recognize the im- portance offemaleevolutionaryperspec- tives for sexual selection theory andfor understanding the evolution of mating systems. Forexample, theypointout(p.
) that "insects are typical animals in that females have more control overthe reproductive process than males." For this very reason both mate choice and male-malecompetition shouldbestrong-Cited by: 1.
This book is organized into 19 chapters and begins with the conceptualization of sperm competition as a subset of sexual selection and its implications for the insects. The following chapter describes the relationship between multiple mating and female fitness, with an emphasis on determining the conditions under which selection on females is.Discover the best Sexual Selection books and audiobooks.
Learn from Sexual Selection experts like Marlene Zuk and David Rothenberg. Read Sexual Selection books like Sexual Selection and Survival of the Beautiful for free with a free day trial.Critics of natural selection said that the bizarre and elaborate traits in many males made their bearers more vulnerable to predation, thus, many elaborate traits could not have evolved by natural selection / Darwin argued in his book that reproductive competition through male-male combat and female choice could account for bizarre and.