Sampling and assessment accuracy in mate choice: a random-walk model of information processing in mating
Scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA) studied how male Drosophila melanogaster - or fruit flies - change their mating
behaviour in response to their social environment.
Male insects often have several mating
strategies to maximize reproductive fitness and one measure of their reproductive success is related to the number of mates (Thornhill & Alcock 1983; Arnold & Duvall 1994).
When the researchers have tried the experiment in another species, Chelidonura sandrana, cauterization produced no change in mating
Keywords: Lycosidae, Schizocosa, mating
systems, monandry, polgyny
The present results show that mating
status did not appear to have a significant effect on the responses of male antennae to sex pheromone extracts of sexually active females.
The researchers could describe with mathematical precision how this switch works to drive the mating
While the tour and Saturday's Prime Mate Party, complete with General Curator Michael Dee's animal mating
slides collected over 30 years, was geared toward adults, children got their faces painted Saturday afternoon and learned the size of various mammals' hearts.
fails to stir aggression in the female, but facilitates partner preference; oxytocin induces mate preference in the absence of mating
in the female.
Some of the mating
rituals of pests can put your first date to shame.
type was analyzed by using PCR amplification of MFa, MF[alpha] genes, and STE20a- and STE20[alpha]-specific genes for serotype A and serotype D.
MaLes have wider heads and stronger jaw muscles than females and these are used in mate-to-mate combat, especially when females are close to mating
The females prefer jacks to avoid physical abuse during mating
frequency, fecundity and fertilization success in the hide beetle, Dermestes maculatus.
If that preference makes no sense to the average human male who's entranced by young, smooth-skinned women, it's because the mating
game has evolved in different directions in chimps and in people, say anthropologist Martin N.