Published in Biotech Business Week, April 23rd, 2012
Attracting a mate - which can take significant effort, such as in a peacock's show of feathers or the exhaustive rutting of stags - can produce benefits for a species in the long term, a study suggests.
Scientists have shown that animals and plants which reproduce sexually are at a considerable advantage to those species - such as some insects and reptiles - that reproduce without a partner.
Researchers at the University of Edinburgh studied sexual reproduction in tiny fruit...
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