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Research Article

Coevolution of Male and Female Genital Morphology in Waterfowl

  • Patricia L.R. Brennan mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: patricia.brennan@yale.edu

    Affiliations: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Peabody Natural History Museum, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America, Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, United Kingdom

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  • Richard O. Prum,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Peabody Natural History Museum, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Kevin G. McCracken,

    Affiliation: Institute of Arctic Biology, Department of Biology and Wildlife, and University of Alaska Museum, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska, United States of America

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  • Michael D. Sorenson,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Robert E. Wilson,

    Affiliation: Institute of Arctic Biology, Department of Biology and Wildlife, and University of Alaska Museum, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska, United States of America

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  • Tim R. Birkhead

    Affiliation: Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, United Kingdom

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  • Published: May 02, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0000418

About the Authors

Patricia L.R. Brennan, Richard O. Prum
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Peabody Natural History Museum, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America
Patricia L.R. Brennan, Tim R. Birkhead
Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Kevin G. McCracken, Robert E. Wilson
Institute of Arctic Biology, Department of Biology and Wildlife, and University of Alaska Museum, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska, United States of America
Michael D. Sorenson
Department of Biology, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: patricia.brennan@yale.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PB. Performed the experiments: PB. Analyzed the data: RP PB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MS RP TB PB KM RW. Wrote the paper: RP TB PB. Other: Made the original discovery of the structures with PLRB: TB. Discovered the original structures: PB.