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Mate choice for genetic quality when environments vary: suggestions for empirical progress

Bussiere, Luc F; Hunt, J.; Stolting, K N; Jennions, Michael; Brooks, Rob


Mate choice for good-genes remains one of the most controversial evolutionary processes ever proposed. This is partly because strong directional choice should theoretically deplete the genetic variation that explains the evolution of this type of female mating preference (the so-called lek paradox). Moreover, good-genes benefits are generally assumed to be too small to outweigh opposing direct selection on females. Here, we review recent progress in the study of mate choice for genetic quality,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Genetica
DOI: 10.1007/s10709-007-9220-z


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