Do females invest more into eggs when males sing more attractively? Postmating sexual selection strategies in a monogamous reed passerine
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Ecology and Evolution
Volume 4, Issue 8, pages 1328–1339, April 2014
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Ecology and Evolution 2014; 4(8):1328–1339
- Issue published online: 22 APR 2014
- Article first published online: 18 MAR 2014
- Manuscript Accepted: 19 FEB 2014
- Manuscript Revised: 18 FEB 2014
- Manuscript Received: 30 OCT 2013
- VEGA. Grant Number: 02/0071/09
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