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Assessing the alignment of sexual and natural selection using radiomutagenized seed beetles

Power, Daniel; Holman, Luke


A major unsolved question in evolutionary biology concerns the relationship between natural and sexual selection. Sexual selection might augment natural selection, for example if mutations that harm female fecundity also reduce male mating success. Conversely, sexual selection might favour traits that impair naturally selected fitness components. We induced detrimental mutations in Callosobruchus maculatus beetles using X-ray irradiation and then experimentally measured the effect of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Evolutionary Biology
DOI: 10.1111/jeb.12625


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