MATE GUARDING

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is the process of guarding a mate after fertilization to ensure only the genes of the first successful individual are passed onto the next generation.

MATE GUARDING: "Mostly observed in animals, mate guarding, will normally occur by the male guarding the female against any potential competition."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "MATE GUARDING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/mate-guarding/ (accessed July 1, 2022).

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