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Deposition, removal and production site of the amorphous mating plug in the spider Philodromus cespitum

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SENTENSKÁ Lenka PEKÁR Stanislav UHL Gabriele

Rok publikování 2018
Druh Článek v odborném periodiku
Časopis / Zdroj SCIENCE OF NATURE
Fakulta / Pracoviště MU

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Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00114-018-1575-8
Klíčová slova Araneae; mating; plugs
Popis In order to avoid sperm competition, males of many taxa apply physical barriers, so-called mating plugs, into female genitalia. Females may control which males deposit a plug through pre-copulatory mate choice or by influencing plug efficacy to avoid costs imposed by plugging. However, subsequent suitors might remove the plugs. We investigated behavioural and morphological aspects of plug deposition and removal in a promiscuous spider, Philodromus cespitum (Philodromidae).
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