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The 'in-law effect': Male fruit flies sleep around but females keep it in the family

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

Male fruit flies like to have a variety of sexual partners, whereas females prefer to stick with the same mate – or move on to his brothers. An Oxford University study of mating preferences in fruit flies (Drosophila) has found that...

Shorter lives for male fruit flies forced to compete

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LIVERPOOL, UK – 9 May 2014: A University of Liverpool study of fruit flies has revealed that males forced to compete with other males become less attractive to females and die young. In the test, male fruit flies of the species Dros...

The 'in-law effect': Male fruit flies sleep around but females keep it in the family

Academics / General Science : Science Daily

A study of mating preferences in fruit flies (Drosophila) has found that males and females respond to the sexual familiarity of potential mates in fundamentally different ways. While male fruit flies preferred to court an unknown fe...

Male extinction prevented by promiscuous females

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

LIVERPOOL, UK – 2 April 2014: Female fruit flies with a large number of sexual partners are playing an invaluable role in preventing the extinction of males, research at the University of Liverpool has shown. Scientists have found t...

European dung-fly females all aflutter for large males

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European dung fly females prefer large males, making them the driving selective force behind the rare phenomenon in insects of large males and small females. This is what evolutionary ecologists discovered when they compared North A...

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