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Kin but less than kind: within-group male relatedness does not increase female fitness in seed beetles
Amer Univ Paris, Dept Comp Sci Math & Environm Sci, Paris, France.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9637-8109
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Biology, Department of Ecology and Genetics, Animal ecology.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5602-1933
Amer Univ Paris, Dept Comp Sci Math & Environm Sci, Paris, France.
Amer Univ Paris, Dept Comp Sci Math & Environm Sci, Paris, France.
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2019 (English)In: Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Biological Sciences, ISSN 0962-8452, E-ISSN 1471-2954, Vol. 286, no 1910, p. 1471-2954, article id 20191664Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Theory maintains within-group male relatedness can mediate sexual conflict by reducing male-male. competition and collateral harm to females. We tested whether male relatedness can lessen female harm in the seed beetle Callosobruchus maculatus. Male relatedness did not influence female lifetime reproductive success or individual fitness across two different ecologically relevant scenarios of mating competition. However, male relatedness marginally improved female survival. Because male relatedness improved female-survival in late life when C. maculatus females are no longer producing offspring, our results do not provide support for the role of within-group male relatedness in mediating sexual conflict. The fact that male relatedness improves the post-reproductive part of the female life cycle strongly suggests that the effect is non-adaptive. We discuss adaptive and non-adaptive mechanisms that could result in reduced female harm in this and previous studies, and suggest that cognitive error is a likely explanation.

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ROYAL SOC , 2019. Vol. 286, no 1910, p. 1471-2954, article id 20191664
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sexual conflict, kin selection, mate harm, Callosobruchus maculatus
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-395318DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2019.1664ISI: 000486416500014PubMedID: 31506055OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-395318DiVA, id: diva2:1362140
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EU, European Research CouncilSwedish Research Council, 2016-05195EU, European Research CouncilAvailable from: 2019-10-18 Created: 2019-10-18 Last updated: 2019-10-18Bibliographically approved

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