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Polyandry as a hedge against genetic incompatibility
Why do females across a wide range of taxa mate with more than one male? Here, I present the hypothesis that females engage in polyandry as a hedge against genetic incompatibility. I review evidence from the literature ...
The life cycle of Monoecocestus sigmodontis (Chandler and Suttles, 1922) from the cotton rat, Sigmodon hispidus, with some notes on immunity
In the field of helminthology, the life cycle of an organism not only brings to light the ontogeny of the individual, but also indicates its phylogenetic relationship in the general scheme of taxonomy. By means of the work ...
Plasticity of physiological caste in a social insect
In social insect colonies workers realize their reproductive potential through rearing the queen's brood. In the primitively eusocial wasp Polistes exclamans (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) castes are not morphologically distinct. ...
Computer simulations of kin selection
The theory of kin selection is central to the understanding of social evolution. Recent theoretical work suggests a limitation on the action of kin selection in structured populations. The first such limit involves a ...
Soil acetate and methane emissions from irrigated rice: The effects of field drainage and cultivar choice
Methane emissions from flooded rice paddies are important contributors to the increasing atmospheric concentrations of methane, a potent greenhouse gas. With an increased need for rice agriculture to feed the growing global ...
The helminth parasites of the Bob-white quail [and] Studies on the life history of Mesocestoides latus Mueller
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SUCCESSION IN A BEECH-MAGNOLIA FOREST IN EAST TEXAS
Successional change following logging and major natural disturbance was investigated through the use of stand history reconstruction and population monitoring in an east Texas mixed pine-hardwood forest. Establishment of ...
PATTERNS OF SEEDFALL AND SEEDLING ESTABLISHMENT IN AN EAST TEXAS RIVER FLOODPLAIN FOREST: THE CONTRIBUTION OF SEEDLING DYNAMICS TO SPECIES COEXISTENCE (PLANT DEMOGRAPHY, DISPERSAL, TREE REGENERATION, SURVIVORSHIP, MORTALITY)
I investigated spatial and temporal patterns of seed deposition, seedling appearance, survivorship, and growth in an East Texas river floodplain forest from 1980 through 1984, and estimated the importance of several factors ...