By Rui F. Oliveira, Michael Taborsky, H. Jane Brockmann
The learn of different reproductive strategies (the behavioural innovations utilized by contributors to extend their reproductive luck) is an evolutionary puzzle, and considered one of nice curiosity to researchers. for example, why perform a little men protect either nest and eggs, whereas others sneak into nests whereas pairs are spawning and fertilise these eggs? the sector deals a different chance to check the evolution and sensible factors of phenotypic edition, that's a common challenge within the box of evolutionary biology. by means of integrating either mechanistic (psychological) and evolutionary (behavioural ecology) views and by means of overlaying an excellent range of species, substitute Reproductive strategies addresses this built-in subject of longstanding curiosity, bringing jointly a mess of another way scattered details in an available shape that's excellent for graduate scholars and researchers.
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When quite small they release sperm by sneaking into nests (Philipp and Gross 1994) or, when older and similar in size to females, by mimicking female behavior (Dominey 1980). As adults the two male forms are ARTs, but during development they represent alternative life-history pathways. Sex allocation, alternative life histories, and ARTs are part of a much larger set of alternative allocation phenotypes (Waltz and Wolf 1984, Lloyd 1987, Brockmann 2001). They include mimicry, color, and other protective polymorphisms (Turner 1977, Bro¨nmark and Miner 1992, Sword 1999, Gonc¸alves et al.
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