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ID: 574302.0, MPI für Evolutionsbiologie / Evolutionary ecology
Female choice for heterozygous mates changes along successive matings in a lizard
Authors:Laloi, David; Eizaguirre, Christophe; Fédérici, Pierre; Massot, Manuel
Language:English
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2011-11
Title of Journal:Behavioural Processes
Volume:88
Issue / Number:3
Start Page:149
End Page:154
Review Status:not specified
Audience:Not Specified
Abstract / Description:Female mate choice and female multiple mating are major focuses of studies on sexual selection. In a multiple mating context, the benefits of mate choice can change along successive matings, and female choice would be expected to change accordingly. We investigated sequential female mate choice in the moderately polyandrous common lizard (Zootoca vivipara, synonym Lacerta vivipara). Along successive mating opportunities, we found that females were relatively unselective for the first mate, but accepted males of higher heterozygosity for subsequent mating, consistent with the trade-up choice hypothesis. We discuss the evidence of trade-up mate choice in squamates and generally trade-up for mate heterozygosity in order to motivate new studies to fill gaps on these questions.
Free Keywords:mate choice; multiple mating; heterozygosity; trade-up hypothesis; Zootoca vivipara
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Communicated by:Brigitte Lechner
Affiliations:MPI für Evolutionsbiologie/Abt. Evolutionsökologie
External Affiliations:UPMC Univ Paris 06, UMR 7625, Ecologie & Evolution, F-75005 Paris, France; Ecole Normale Supérieure, UMR 7625, Ecologie & Evolution, F-75005 Paris, France; AgroParisTech, UMR 7625, Ecologie & Evolution, F-75005 Paris, France; CNRS, UMR 7625, Ecologie & Evolution, F-75005 Paris, France; Leibniz Institute for Marine Sciences, Department of Evolutionary Ecology of Marine Fishes, Duesternbrooker Weg 20, 24105 Kiel, Germany
Identifiers:ISSN:0376-6357 (print) [ID-No:1]
ISSN:1872-8308 (online) [ID-No:2]
DOI:10.1016/j.beproc.2011.08.011 [ID-No:3]
LOCALID:2882/S 39226 [Listen-Nummer/S-Nummer]
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