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To signal or not to signal? Chemical communication by urine-borne signals mirrors sexual conflict in crayfish

Fiona C Berry and Thomas Breithaupt*

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University of Hull, Department of Biological Sciences, Hull, UK

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BMC Biology 2010, 8:25  doi:10.1186/1741-7007-8-25

Published: 30 March 2010

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Movie1. This movie shows an example of male-female interaction prior to mating including female urine release. The movie shows male 'initiation', 'seizing' and the beginning of 'turning'. Female responds with aggressive behaviour (claw pushing, claw lock) accompanied by urine release and defensive behaviours (tail flip) prior to submitting to the male (receptive) at the end of the movie clip.

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