promiscuous females of a species may be the key to that species' survival. ... The reason is that when females partner with fewer mates, the likelihood that they'll have all-female broods rises.So the next time someone starts to turn you down, remember to point out that the survival of the species may be at stake.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Do It For the Species
A new study of fruit flies in the UK has implications for all animals, including humans. Apparently females having sex with multiple partners benefits the species.