New results on chemical warfare among female flour beetles@bioRxiv

We show that secreted quinones serve both as indicators and mediators of female competition in flour beetles, resulting in fitness decline in female-biased groups. Our results highlights the importance of non-sexual interference competition that may often underlie the fitness consequences of skewed sex ratios. (Link)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s