In addition, since both species of Saccopteryx differ in their mating system
, with S.
This seems to be a relatively common mating system
among spiders (e.g., desert spiders.
esculenta, many studies which focused on mating system
had been conducted.
In ungulates, the mating system
is linked to spatial behaviour, which is related to the optimisation process in the acquisition of resources.
Understanding mating systems
is particularly important for understanding the evolution of a species because it is the mating system
that determines how genes are passed from one generation to the next (Petrie et al.
Specific objectives included recording of flowering phenology, identification of pollinators, measuring pollinator visitation rates, recording population reproductive characteristics, and an estimation of the mating system
using experimental hand-pollinations.
The relationship between mating system
and simultaneous hermaphroditism in the coral reef fish, Hypoplectrus nigricans (Serranidae).
For many tree species, mating system
varies with reproductive biology and spatial genetic structure, both factors affecting the level and dynamics of genetic diversity, with evolutionary and conservation consequences (Schoen and Brown 1991).
Its important to choose a mating system
that maintains the maximum genetic diversity possible, which will ensure the best chance that traits needed for our birds to thrive with our conditions and management practices, and to meet our production goals, will be expressed in some of the offspring.
In this article, we review recent progress in our understanding of ostrich reproductive behavior both in the wild and in farming environments, with a specific emphasis on female strategies to improve offspring fitness within the context of the ostrich polygynous mating system
. In addition, we discuss production and welfare implications of the unusual ostrich communal-nesting system in a farming environment.
Interestingly, to date, research on hybridization and mating systems
have remained largely separate fields, despite the potential importance of mating system
for the outcomes of hybridization and patterns of genetic variation across the genome.
Moreover, the mating system
may not only be affected by genetic exchange among populations but also between generations.