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regulation of female receptivity, post-mating definition: Any process that modulates the receptiveness of a female to male advances subsequent to mating. [GOC:go_curators]
negative regulation of female receptivity, post-mating definition: Any process that stops, prevents or reduces the receptiveness of a female to male advances subsequent to mating. [GOC:bf, PMID:11092827]
positive regulation of female receptivity, post-mating definition: Any process that increases the receptiveness of a female to male advances subsequent to mating. [GOC:go_curators]
regulation of female receptivity definition: Any process that modulates the frequency, rate or extent of the willingness or readiness of a female to receive male advances. [GOC:dph, GOC:go_curators, GOC:tb]
negative regulation of female receptivity definition: Any process that stops, prevents or reduces the receptiveness of a female to male advances. [GOC:bf, PMID:11092827]
positive regulation of female receptivity definition: Any process that activates or increases the receptiveness of a female to male advances. [GOC:go_curators]
 
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We show that receiving multiple ejaculates reduces longevity in female R. verticalis , indicating a cost of male derived receptivity-suppressing compounds.

Nina Wedell et al.

BMC Evolutionary Biology 8 (7), 15 Jul 2008

These results indicate that nutrient provisioning does not provide a resolution to sexual conflict over female receptivity in this bushcricket species.

Nina Wedell et al.

BMC Evolutionary Biology 8 (7), 15 Jul 2008

For example, Drosophila melanogaster males transfer a cocktail of >80 different proteins in the ejaculate that (amongst other things) stimulate oviposition and reduce female receptivity, thereby increasing male fertilization success [ 5 , 6 ].

Nina Wedell et al.

BMC Evolutionary Biology 8 (7), 15 Jul 2008

For example, in Pieris napi butterflies, male spermatophores contain nutrients increasing both female fecundity and longevity [ 15 ], and anti-aphrodisiacs that render females unattractive to rival males following mating [ 16 ], as well as large numbers of non-fertile sperm that switch off long-term female receptivity [ 17 ].

Nina Wedell et al.

BMC Evolutionary Biology 8 (7), 15 Jul 2008

Male insects have evolved a variety of ways to reduce female remating, ranging from mate guarding and physical barriers preventing additional copulations, to transfer of various receptivity suppressing ejaculate components, including large numbers of non-fertile sperm [ 5 , 22 - 24 ].

Nina Wedell et al.

BMC Evolutionary Biology 8 (7), 15 Jul 2008

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