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What is genetic quality?

Hunt, John E; Bussiere, Luc; Jennions, Michael; Brooks, Rob

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Mate choice is favored by indirect selection if choosy females mate with males of high genetic quality. We believe, however, that testing hypotheses about indirect selection has been constrained by how we conceptualize and therefore empirically measure male genetic quality. Here, we argue that genetic quality is the breeding value of an individual for total fitness. We can therefore learn little about genetic quality from measures of only a few fitness components. We explain breeding value for...[Show more]

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Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/77134
Source: Trends in Ecology and Evolution
DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2004.03.035

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