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Among females known to have mated only once (n = 84), the number of viable eggs correlated positively with the duration of mating and with the age of the female at the time of fertilization and decreased significantly with successive ovipositions.
mauritiana third chromosome had a highly significant effect in the experimental cross, with irr/irr males mating for a significantly shorter time than irr/+ males, and again the marker had no effect on the duration of mating in the control experiments.