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Reproductive behaviour: Make love, then war

Nature Ecology & Evolution volume 1, Article number: 0174 (2017) | Download Citation

Female aggression is enhanced after mating. Genetic manipulation and behavioural observation show that the receipt of sperm, and a seminal fluid protein, enhances female Drosophila aggression towards other females.

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  1. Tracey Chapman is in the School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK.

    • Tracey Chapman
  2. Mariana F. Wolfner is in the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853, USA.

    • Mariana F. Wolfner

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