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Experimental evidence for sexual selection against inbred males

Vega-Trejo, Regina; Head, Megan; Keogh, J. Scott; Jennions, MIchael D.


The detrimental effects of matings between relatives are well known. However, few studies determine the extent to which inbreeding depression in males is due to natural or sexual selection. Importantly, measuring fitness or key fitness components, rather than phenotypic traits allows more accurate estimation of inbreeding depression. We investigate how differences in inbreeding and juvenile diet (i.e. early stressful environment) influence a key component of male fitness, namely their...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017-03
Type: Journal article
Source: The Journal of animal ecology
DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12615
Access Rights: Open Access


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