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Mate choice and its evolutionary consequences in intertidal snails (Littorina spp.)


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Title: Mate choice and its evolutionary consequences in intertidal snails (Littorina spp.)
Authors: Hintz Saltin, Sara
E-mail: sara.hintz-saltin@bioenv.gu.se
Issue Date: 6-May-2013
University: University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Science
Institution: Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences ; Institutionen för biologi och miljövetenskap
Parts of work: Paper I. Terence P. T. Ng, Sara H. Saltin, Mark S. Davies, Kerstin Johannesson, Richard Stafford, Gray A. Williams (2013). Snails and their trails: the multiple functions of trail-following in gastropods, Biological Reviews.
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Paper II. Sara H. Saltin, Hanna Schade, Kerstin Johannesson (2013). Males’ preference for large females cause a partial mating barrier between a large and a small ecotype of the marine snail Littorina fabalis (W. Turton, 1825), Journal of Molluscan Studies, 78.
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Paper III. Sara H. Saltin, Eva-Lotta Blom and Kerstin Johannesson (Manuscript). Male mate preference in conflict with species recognition in a trail-tracking gastropod.

Paper IV. Sara H. Saltin, Gregory Charrier, Marina Panova, Anna-Karin Ring, Carl André, Kerstin Johannesson (Manuscript). Postcopulatory sexual selection in a highly promiscuous snail (Littorina saxatilis).

Paper V: Kerstin Johannesson, Sara H. Saltin, Iris Duranovic, Jon N. Havenhand, Per R. Jonsson (2010). Indiscriminate males: mating behaviour of a marine snail compromised by a sexual conflict? Plos One, 5: e12005.
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Date of Defence: 2013-04-26
Disputation: Fredagen den 26 april kl. 9.00 i Hörsalen, Lovéncentret –Tjärnö, Strömstad, Institutionen för biologi och miljövetenskap, Hättebäcksvägen 7, 452 96 Strömstad.
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: reproductive barriers
polyandry
trail-following
mate preference
sexual selection
postcopulatory sexual selection
evolution
promiscuity
Abstract: The ability to recognise potential mates and choose the best possible partner for reproduction is of fundamental importance for most animal species. This thesis presents studies of mate choice in marine snails of the genus Littorina, where male precopulatory mate choice seems to be more predominant than female precopulatory choice. Male mate choice starts already when the male choose (or not) to follow another individual’s mucus trail, which is deposited during locomotion. Trailfollowing is a ce... more
ISBN: 91-89677-56-0
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/31728
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet
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