Sexual Conflict.

The past decade has seen a profound change in the scientific understanding of reproduction. The traditional view of reproduction as a joint venture undertaken by two individuals, aimed at replicating their common genome, is being challenged by a growing body of evidence showing that the evolutionary...

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Main Author: Arnqvist, Goran
Format: eBook
Published: Princeton University Press, 2013.
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Table of Contents:
  • Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; 1 Sexual Conflict in Nature; 1.1 Evolving Views of Sex and Reproduction; 1.2 Sexually Antagonistic Selection and Sexual Conflict; 1.2.1 Intralocus Sexual Conflict; 1.2.2 Interlocus Sexual Conflict; 1.3 Aims and Scope; 2 Sexual Selection and Sexual Conflict: History, Theory, and Empirical Avenues; 2.1 Darwin's Views on Sexual Selection; 2.2 The Fisher Process; 2.3 Indicator, or Good Genes, Mechanisms; 2.4 The Male Trait; 2.5 Direct Benefits; 2.6 Preexisting Biases and the Origin of the Preference; 2.7 Sexual Conflict
  • 2.7.1 Parker's Initial Models of Sexual Conflict 2.7.2 Genetic Models; 2.7.3 Phenotype-Dependent and Phenotype- Independent Costs; 2.7.4 Nonequilibrium Models; 2.8 Sexual Conflict Set in the Framework of Sexual Selection; 2.9 The Roles of the Sexes in Sexual Conflict; 2.10 Empirical Approaches to the Study of Sexual Conflict; 3 Sexual Conflict Prior to Mating; 3.1 The Economy of Mating and the Evolution of Resistance; 3.1.1 Direct Costs of Mating; 3.1.2 Costs of Low Mate Quality; 3.1.3 Costs of Resisting Mating; 3.1.4 Costs to Females as a Side Effect of Male-Male Competition
  • 3.1.5 Sexual Conflict and the Evolution of Sexual Cannibalism by Females 3.1.6 Sexual Conflict and the Evolution of Infanticide by Males; 3.2 Adaptations for Persistence and Resistance; 3.2.1 Harassment and Resistance; 3.2.2 Grasping Traits; 3.2.3 Antigrasping Traits and Other Forms of Resistance; 3.2.4 Exploitation of Sensory Biases; 3.2.5 Convenience Polyandry; 3.3 Sexual Conflict and Sexual Selection; 3.4 Mate "Screening" and Other Alternative Explanations for Resistance Traits; 3.5 Case Studies in Sexually Antagonistic Coevolution; 3.5.1 Diving Beetles; 3.5.2 Water Striders; 3.5.3 Bedbugs
  • 4 Sexual Conflict after Mating 4.1 Female Reproductive Effort and the Conflicting Interests of the Sexes; 4.1.1 Seminal Substances with Gonadotropic Effects; 4.1.2 Nuptial Feeding; 4.1.3 Male Display Traits; 4.2 Female Mating Behavior, Sperm Competition, and the Conflicting Interests of the Sexes; 4.2.1 Male Defensive Adaptations and Sexual Conflict; Costs of Delaying Remating in Females; Female Costs as Side Effects; Female Costs as a Direct Target of Male Strategies; 4.2.2 Male Offensive Adaptations and Sexual Conflict
  • Sperm Competition and Aggressive Ejaculates Direct Costs, Polyspermy, and Female Infertility; Indirect Costs and Deleterious Matings; Conflicts over Cryptic Female Choice; 4.3 Conflicts over the Duration of Mating; 4.3.1 Male and Female Adaptations; 4.4 Postmating Conflicts and Male-Female Coevolution; 4.5 Elaborated Male Ejaculates: Nuptial Gifts or Medea Gifts?; 4.6 Are Male Postmating Adaptations Costly to Females?; 4.7 It Takes Two to Tango: Sexually Antagonistic Coevolution in Fruit Flies; 5 Parental Care and Sexual Conflict; 5.1 The Basic Conflict