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The evolution of insect mating systems / edited by David M. Shuker and Leigh W. Simmons.

Alcock, John, 1942- Evolution of insect mating systems.
Date
2014


About this work

Publication/Creation

Oxford : Oxford University Press ; [St. Albans] : The Royal Entomological Society, 2014.

Physical description

xiv, 339 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm

Edition

First Edition.

Notes

"This book is published on the occasion of the Royal Entomological Society's International Symposium on 'The Evolution of Insect Mating Systems' in St. Andrews, September 4-6, 2013. All symposium speakers contributed to this volume"--Page [v].
Updated version of: The evolution of insect mating systems / Randy Thornhill and John Alcock. Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 1983. (Preface)

Contents

Contributors -- 1. Modes of reproduction / Benjamin B. Normark -- 2. Sexual selection theory / David M. Shuker -- 3. Mating systems / Hanna Kokko, Hope Klug, and Michael D. Jennions -- 4. The genetics of insect mating systems / Michael G. Ritchie and Roger K. Butlin -- 5. Reproductive physiology and behaviour / Patricia J. Moore -- 6. Reproductive contests and the evolution of extreme weaponry / Douglas J. Emlen -- 7. Alternative phenotypes within mating systems / Bruno A. Buzatto, Joseph L. Tomkins, and Leigh W. Simmons -- 8. Mate choice / John Hunt and Scott K. Sakaluk -- 9. The evolution of polyandry / Rhonda R. Snook -- 10. Sperm competition / Leigh W. Simmons -- 11. Cryptic female choice / Göran Arnqvist -- 12. Parental care / Per T. Smiseth -- 13. Parasites and pathogens in sexual selection / Marlene Zuk and Nina Wedell -- 14. Sexual selection in social insects / Boris Baer -- 15. The evolution of insect mating systems / John Alcock and Randy Thornhill.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-334) and index.

Languages

  • English


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Identifiers

ISBN

  • 0199678022
  • 0199678030
  • 9780199678020
  • 9780199678037

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