Male Age Effect on Male Remating and Fitness in Phorticella Striata
American Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
Volume 2, Issue 1, February 2014, Pages: 8-14
Received: Jan. 10, 2014; Published: Mar. 10, 2014
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M. Latha, Department of Zoology, Maharani’s Science College for Women, Mysore
M. S. Krishna, Drosophila Stock Center, Department of Studies in Zoology, University of Mysore, Manasagangothri, Mysore, Karnataka State, India
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Abstract
Male traits known to influence on female mating decision were also known to influence on male remating ability too. In Phorticella striata age of male effect on male remating and progeny production has been studied. It was noticed that middle aged male had greater percentage of remating than those of young and old males. In all the three male age classes male mated with two females in 1 hour had copulated significantly for longer time, mated females laid greater number of eggs and more progeny than male mated with one female in 1 hour. Further, among male mated with two females in 1 hour, male mated with 1st female copulated longer, mated female laid greater number of eggs and progeny production than male mateed with 2nd female in 1 hour. Thus, these studies in Phorticella striata suggests that male age has significant influence on male remating and progeny production. Middle aged male had greater remating and progeny production than young and old males.
Keywords
Male Remating, Fitness, Male age, Phorticella striata
To cite this article
M. Latha, M. S. Krishna, Male Age Effect on Male Remating and Fitness in Phorticella Striata, American Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering. Vol. 2, No. 1, 2014, pp. 8-14. doi: 10.11648/j.bio.20140201.12
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