News tagged with sexual conflict

Why guppies have genital claws

New research from evolutionary biologists at the University of Toronto shows that the male guppy grows claws on its genitals to make it more difficult for unreceptive females to get away during mating.

dateAug 02, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Female marine snails trick amorous males

Sexual conflict is not only a human phenomenon. Swedish scientists at the University of Gothenburg have shown that females of the rough periwinkle conceal their gender identity in order to avoid excessive ...

dateSep 13, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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Old males win sex battle

(PhysOrg.com) -- Old roosters can still dominate the sexual pecking order even when their ability to fertilise eggs drastically declines, new Oxford University research has shown.

dateJun 25, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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