Precopulatory Reproductive Strategies

Abstract

The quality and number of young produced by an organism contribute to the spread of its genes, and thus its evolutionary performance depends crucially on its reproductive success. Precopulatory reproductive strategies are the first step towards such success.

Keywords: copulation success; female choice; male competition; sex role reversal; sexual selection

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Pizzari, Tommaso(Jul 2003) Precopulatory Reproductive Strategies. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0003663]