We have examined four species of murid rodents Mus musculus , Mus pahari , Mus spicilegus , and Mus spretus for which we have measured relative testes weight, a reliable indicator of the level of sperm competition. In the normal use of the notion, a trade-off implies some scarcity, whereas we are faced here, seemingly, with such abundance that one cannot even talk, in the proper sense, of discharge nor of replenishing. Thus, the species with low levels of sperm competition M. In any case, if penis shape was evolved in a context of rampant promiscuity, it is reasonable to assume that it cannot be as efficient if the context has changed. War of Reproduction 2 Games Ghost Sniper:
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Among apes, gibbons are typically monogamous, while orangutans and gorillas essentially live in one-male systems as well, although orangs are dispersed whereas gorillas live in cohesive harem groups. Regarding sperm competition, the key distinction is between promiscuous groups, in which several resident males regularly mate with in-group females, and monogamous or polygynous social systems, with mating largely limited to a single resident male. Lauder explore this new twist on the inspiration that biologists have traditionally taken from mechanical systems. Adult males 12—20 weeks old of four species of murid rodents M. Dr Baker does not mention the 4 percent figure again in that book. Enter your email Your email address is kept private. As a biologist, he knows that in nature the viewing of copulation triggers copulation readiness; the instinctual message is: