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Cryptic female choice and sexual conflict

Alex Córdoba-Aguilar and Adolfo Cordero-Rivera

in Dragonflies and Damselflies: Model Organisms for Ecological and Evolutionary Research

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199230693
eISBN:
9780191710889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230693.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Animal Biology

Females may choose their male mates. However, both sexes may engage in a kind of dispute not to be coerced into mating (for females) and to be chosen (for males). These two hypotheses (called female ... More


Orangutan mating behavior and strategies

S. Suci Utami Atmoko, Tatang Mitra Setia, Benoît Goossens, Sheena S. James, Cheryl D. Knott, Helen C. Morrogh-Bernard, Carel P. van Schaik, and Maria A. van Noordwijk

in Orangutans: Geographic Variation in Behavioral Ecology and Conservation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199213276
eISBN:
9780191707568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213276.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Orangutans are a species with a very pronounced sexual dimorphism, in that fully grown males are about twice the size of females, but adult, sexually mature males come in two distinct morphs. ... More


Implications for the Neurobiology of Love

Thomas R. Insel

in Altruism and Altruistic Love: Science, Philosophy, and Religion in Dialogue

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195143584
eISBN:
9780199848119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195143584.003.0022
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Monogamous mammals are found in many different taxa and in diverse environments. There are two neuropeptide hormones, oxytocin and vasopressin. These two are found exclusively in mammals, but they ... More


Gender Preference: An Islamic View

Faegheh Shirazi

in Velvet Jihad: Muslim Women's Quiet Resistance to Islamic Fundamentalism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033549
eISBN:
9780813039589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033549.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Female sexuality is often seen through a narrow-minded perspective because of Islam's patriarchal structure. The notion that women would be engaged in securing relationships with other women has been ... More


Curious Sexual Encounters

in Ambiguous Bodies: Reading the Grotesque in Japanese Setsuwa Tales

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759755
eISBN:
9780804771061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759755.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines grotesque representations of copulation, conception, pregnancy, and birth in setsuwa tales. It analyzes five tales and suggests that the representation of copulation, ... More


The Longer Treatise on the Purity of the Art of Logic

Norman Kretzmann

in On the Purity of the Art of Logic: The Shorter and the Longer Treatises

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300082005
eISBN:
9780300132878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300082005.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter contains the longer treatise. This treatise, assuming the significates of noncomplex terms, investigates certain properties of terms, which are applicable only insofar as they are parts ... More


Courtship and Reproduction

A. Peter Klimley

in The Biology of Sharks and Rays

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226442495
eISBN:
9780226923086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923086.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter discusses the courtship behavior and reproductive biology of sharks and rays. It covers the spermatogenesis and sexual maturation of male sharks and rays; sexual maturation and embryonic ... More


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