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+ - Sexual Selection Studies Indicate Females Gain Advantage from Multiple Partners->

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horselight writes "Bateman's original study of fruit flies from 60 years ago is probably the most over cited work on the subject of sexual selection in existence. It's fundamental premise, unchallenged for 60 years, holds that males gain evolutionary advantage from multiple sex partners while females do not. Researchers have reproduced the conditions of Bateman's original experiments and have determined his assumption and methods were flawed at multiple levels and he missed the mark completely. Females and their offspring benefit even more from multiple partners in mating strategies than do males."
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Sexual Selection Studies Indicate Females Gain Advantage from Multiple Partners

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