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Experiments with genitalia: a commentary.
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PMID:  21093955     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
There has been a recent burst of studies of the function of genitalia, many of which share several important shortcomings. Given that further studies on this topic are likely (there are probably millions of species showing rapid genital divergence), I discuss the studies critically to promote clear formulation of hypotheses and interpretation of results in the future. I also emphasize some possibly important but neglected variables, including female stimulation, phylogenetic contexts, and the behavior of male genitalia, and outline simple techniques that could improve future studies.
William G Eberhard
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.     Date:  2010-11-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Trends in ecology & evolution     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0169-5347     ISO Abbreviation:  Trends Ecol. Evol. (Amst.)     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-27     Completed Date:  2011-03-03     Revised Date:  2011-05-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8805125     Medline TA:  Trends Ecol Evol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  17-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and Escuela de Biologia, Universidad de Costa Rica, Ciudad Universitaria, Costa Rica.
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MeSH Terms
Biological Evolution*
Genitalia / anatomy & histology*
Mating Preference, Animal

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