Mating

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  • Sexual Selection Theory: The Evolution Of Human Mating Behavior

    Human mating is observed in almost every culture, leading us to the diverse world we live in today. This signifies our existence and should be important to us. To better understand this behavior, we can take a look at different explanations which shape human mating behavior. Researching this topic we can find evolutionary perspectives, which delve into topics, such as parental investment, survival, and sexual selection. There is also an opposition to these evolutionary ideas which suggest that evolution may not have to do much with our mating behavior, but is influenced but social norms and libidinous desires. This paper will try to look into these ideas and try to find a conclusive winner, or maybe we will find out that these theories all…

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  • Courtship Behavior

    larger body size than that of males (Savalli & Fox, 1999). Despite their small size, males are known to have relatively large ejaculates, which act as a source of resources for their mates (Edvardsson, 2007). Although having access to these nutrients provided by their mates is of benefit to the females, it appears that living in the presence of males is costly to female C. maculatus health. Both females who were provided nutrients and those who were nutrient depleted had a shorter lifespan when…

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  • Cryptic Female Choice

    Eberhard. They use some of the behavioural anomalies in these species to look at how females affect paternity such as how females actively participate in creating copulatory plugs as well as physical clasping by the female rather than the male during copulation. They present evidence that female Leucage individuals have powerful effects on whether copulation will occur, when it will end, whether a mating plug will be formed and whether the male will survive the encounter arguing that several…

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  • Female Reproductive Pros And Cons

    choosing a mate appeared and had no choice but to choose someone whom they could trust would bring food on the table and security to her and their offspring. Moore and Cassidy think that “female reproductive success is therefore constrained by access to the resources necessary to raise costly offspring.” In order to seek for a mate, Puts tells us that women were competing to be the most attractive ones because more physically attractive women demand greater male investment and other direct and…

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  • Drosophila Fruit Flies: Article Analysis

    This review article describes how the mating decision of Drosophila fruit flies is dependent of first the male’s choice to mate and then the female’s choice to accept or reject the male. The article simplifies the mating by the neurobiology behind the male’s choice and then the female’s choice. Furthermore, the article describes how males rely on chemical signals to detect suitable courtship objects and distinguish female flies from males. According to the article, males courtship is based on…

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  • The Coquí's In Puerto Rico

    the problems it is causing in Hawaii. The effects the Coquí has on Hawaii and in Puerto Rico are viewed differently and creating many conservational issues that has arisen in both places. The Coquí genus is “Eleutherodactylus, which in Greek means free toes. As the name indicates, this (genus) has no inter digital membrane, which could indicate that they are not adapted to swim. All Coquí’s have disks or pads on the tips of their toes, to help them adhere to surfaces, like moistened…

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  • Analysis Of Perel's 'Mating In Captivity'

    Love is one of these things that can grow deeper in time, where instead of the lust it’s a now emotional pull. “Many couples experience their relationship like dance in which great sex brings them close, but then this very closeness can make sex difficult again.” (“Mating in Captivity,” 2006, p.28) In chapter 2 Perel describes that love and desire are two different ideas completely. While we typically seem to think they are one in the same, they clash most of the time. Love can be nurturing,…

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  • Comparing The Mating Types Of Kwon-Chong

    Kwon-Chung in 1976 has mentioned that C. neoformans exists as two mating types, MATa and MATα which is determined by single locus with diomorphic alleles.(Halliday CL et al, 1999). The MAT locus of C. neoformans is larger and consists of 100 kb having more than 20 conserved genes. These mating types play an important role in sexual development changes. These also play a vital role in epidemiology by knowing the prevalence and virulence of the isolate (Lengeler KB et al, 2000). Based on the…

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  • Comparison Of Frog And Songbird Mating Calls

    Contrast and Comparison between Frog and Songbird Mating Calls By the law of the nature, most creatures seek to survive and reproduce. In other words, they reproduce to survive or to keep their species on living. In this research paper, I would compare and contrast the advertisement calls for mating between frogs and songbirds and talk about how the production of mating calls is related to Tinbergen’s four questions. Both anurans and passerines have calls. Also, males usually produce the mating…

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  • The Importance Of Mating Preferences In Interpersonal Relationships?

    their desires when they want to find a mating partner. Although the nature of intimacy suggests that most people agree on at least six different components of intimate partners (Miller, 2006), there is no certain, overall principle that can comprehensively explain what women and men want in a mate. Some researchers have speculated possible explanations by emphasizing the reproductive success in evolutionary psychology (Buss, 1994), while others rely on biological cues, such as hormones, facial…

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