Pond skater males have evolved elaborate antennae due to sexual struggles with females, say researchers.
Sex differences account for some of the most of the spectacular traits in nature: the wild colours of male guppies, the plumage of peacocks, tusks on walruses and antlers on moose. Sexual conflict ...Biologists turn back the clock to understand evolution of sex differences, HealthCanal - Mon 7 May 12
Mutations arm bugs for battle of the sexes
Male Rheumatobates rileyi have special antennae that restrain reluctant females, giving them a chance of mating
Grasping antennae evolved in male water bugs to hold reluctant females
A team of researchers led by University of Toronto's Locke Rowe has turned back the evolutionary clock to expose the [...]
Male water striders benefit by mating frequently, females by mating infrequently: both have developed traits to give them the upper hand. The researchers modified a gene involved in the development ...