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Mate ChoiceThe Evolution of Sexual Decision Making from Microbes to Humans$
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Gil G. Rosenthal

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780691150673

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691150673.001.0001

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Mate Choice During and After Mating

Mate Choice During and After Mating

(p.174) Chapter 7 Mate Choice During and After Mating
Mate Choice

Gil G. Rosenthal

Princeton University Press

Just as choosers need to sample multiple courters to exercise premating choice, they also need to mate with multiple courters (i.e., be promiscuous) in order to exercise cryptic choice. This chapter focuses on peri-and postmating choice, starting with intimate interactions when individuals are mating or about to mate, and continuing through differential fertilization and treatment of offspring. At this point, choosers have made a decision to mate with a courter, but can still exercise choice in a multiplicity of ways that are important to their fitness and dispositive to courter reproductive success. The chapter highlights a selection of studies showing evidence for cryptic choice and that reinforce the point that most of mate choice is hidden from view.

Keywords:   mate choice, cryptic choice, choosers, mating, fertilization, courters

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