Inferring mating behavior and reproductive success of (Agkistrodon contortrix) using molecular parentage assignment tests
Historically, behavioral and ecological research on snakes has been limited due to the secretive and cryptic nature of these species. Readily available molecular techniques have enhanced the study of reproductive behavior and advanced our understanding of mating patterns (such as multiple paternity) that were previously deemed ambiguous. Instead they have been revealed as often prevailing and strongly influential on genetic population structure. Underlying biological questions about the social and behavioral movements associated with mating can be addressed by correlating the results of population ...
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