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Precopulatory Reproductive Strategies

  1. Tommaso Pizzari

Published Online: 22 JUL 2003

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0003663



How to Cite

Pizzari, T. 2003. Precopulatory Reproductive Strategies. eLS. .

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  1. University of Stockholm, Björnlunda, Sweden

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 JUL 2003


The quality and number of young produced by an organism contribute to the spread of its genes, and thus its evolutionary performance depends crucially on its reproductive success. Precopulatory reproductive strategies are the first step towards such success.


  • copulation success;
  • female choice;
  • male competition;
  • sex role reversal;
  • sexual selection