Investigations of fluctuating asymmetry and mating success in the damselfly Calopteryx maculata.

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dc.contributor.author Pennacchini, Lynn en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Maple River - East Branch en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-06-14T22:58:34Z
dc.date.available 2007-06-14T22:58:34Z
dc.date.issued 1998 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/54803
dc.description.abstract Fluctuating asymmetry is an index of developmental stability in animals and can increase due to genomic or environmental stresses. A detailed morphological study of Calopteryx maculata shows that females are significantly larger than males, but do not have significantly different FA. Several studies [of] non-territorial damselflies show that an increase in FA reduces mating success. In the territorial damselfly Calopteryx maculata, FA of a population was not linked to mating success. When comparing female choice of neighboring males, though, more symmetrical males have higher mating success. This suggests that FA may be a factor in female choice, but other factors such as territory quality may have a greater influence on female mate choice. en_US
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dc.subject Undergraduate Research Exper. en_US
dc.subject.other INSECTS en_US
dc.subject.other INVERTEBRATES en_US
dc.subject.other DAMSELFLIES en_US
dc.subject.other ODONATA en_US
dc.subject.other MATING en_US
dc.subject.other SUCCESS en_US
dc.subject.other FEMALE en_US
dc.subject.other CHOICE en_US
dc.subject.other REPRODUCTIVE en_US
dc.subject.other TERRITORY en_US
dc.subject.other DIMORPHIC en_US
dc.title Investigations of fluctuating asymmetry and mating success in the damselfly Calopteryx maculata. en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Natural Resource and Environment en_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevel Science en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationum Biological Station, University of Michigan en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampus Ann Arbor en_US
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dc.owningcollname Biological Station, University of Michigan (UMBS)
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