Sexually transmitted parasites and host mating behavior in the decorated cricket

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Lien T. Luong; Harry K. Kaya;
(2005)
  • Journal: Behavioral Ecology,volume 16,issue 4 July,pages794-799
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1093/beheco/ari056
  • Subject: Callosobruchus maculatus; female resistance; harmful male traits; mating costs; sexual conflict; sperm competition

Sexually transmitted diseases play a potentially important role in the ecology and evolution of host mating behavior. Here, we use a sexually transmitted nematode-cricket (Mehdinema alii--Gryllodes sigillatus) system to examine the effects of parasitism on host mating a... View more
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