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Title The evolution of primary sexual characters in animals / edited by Janet L. Leonard, Alex Córdoba-Aguilar.

Publication Info. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.

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Description 1 online resource (ix, 537 pages) : illustrations
text file
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : celebrating and understanding reproductive diversity / Janet L. Leonard -- The distinction between primary and secondary sexual characters / Michael T. Ghiselin -- The evolution of sexes, anisogamy, and sexual systems : natural vs. sexual selection / Janet L. Leonard -- Rapid divergent evolution of genitalia : theory and data updated / William G. Eberhard -- Killing time : a mechanism of sexual conflict and sexual selection / Patricia Adair Gowaty and Stephen P. Hubbell -- Gamete release and spawning behavior in broadcast spawning marine invertebrates / Katie E. Lotterhos and Don R. Levitan -- Prosobranchs with internal fertilization / Alan N. Hodgson -- Opisthobranchs / Ángel Valdés, Terrence M. Gosliner, and Michael T. Ghiselin -- Basommatophoran gastropods / Philippe Jarne [and others] -- Stylommatophoran gastropods / Bruno Baur -- An ancient indirect sex model : single and mixed patterns in the evolution of scorpion genitalia / Alfredo V. Peretti -- Spider genitalia : precise maneuvers with a numb structure in a complex lock / William G. Eberhard and Bernhard A. Huber -- Genitalic evolution in Opiliones / Rogelio Macías-Ordóñez [and others] -- The evolution of male and female internal reproductive organs in insects / Nina Wedell and David J. Hosken -- Selective forces propelling genitalic evolution in Odonata / Adolfo Cordero Rivera and Alex Córdoba-Aguilar -- Postcopulatory sexual selection in the Coleoptera : mechanisms and consequences / Paul Eady -- Fertilization mode, sperm competition, and cryptic female choice shape primary sexual characters in fish / Michael Taborsky and Francis C. Neat -- Evolution of primary sexual characters in amphibians / Lynne D. Houck and Paul A. Verrell -- Evolution of primary sexual characters in reptiles / Tobias Uller, Devi Stuart-Fox, and Mats Olsson -- Sexual conflict and the intromittent organs of male birds / Robert Montgomerie -- Genitalic traits of mammals : systematics and variation / Edward H. Miller -- The evolution of primary sexual characters in animals : a summary / Alex Córdoba-Aguilar.
Summary Primary sexual traits, those structures and processes directly involved in reproduction, are some of the most diverse, specialized, and bizarre in the animal kingdom. Moreover, reproductive traits are often species-specific, suggesting that they evolved very rapidly. This diversity, long the province of taxonomists, has recently attracted broader interest from evolutionary biologists, especially those interested in sexual selection and the evolution of reproductive strategies. Primary sexual characters were long assumed to be the product of natural selection, exclusively. A recent alternative.
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Subject Generative organs -- Evolution.
Generative organs.
Sexual selection in animals.
Sexual selection in animals.
Animal Structures.
Mating Preference, Animal.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Subject Genitals.
Added Author Leonard, Janet L. (Janet Louise), 1953-
Córdoba-Aguilar, Alex.
Other Form: Print version: Evolution of primary sexual characters in animals. New York : Oxford University Press, 2010 9780195325553 (DLC) 2009038212 (OCoLC)445479416
ISBN 9780199717033 (electronic book)
0199717036 (electronic book)
Standard No. 9786612880889