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Sexual imprinting on ecologically divergent traits leads to sexual isolation in sticklebacks

Kozak, G.M.; Head, Megan; Boughman, Janette W.


During sexual imprinting, offspring learn parental phenotypes and then select mates who are similar to their parents. Imprinting has been thought to contribute to the process of speciation in only a few rare cases; this is despite imprinting's potential to generate assortative mating and solve the problem of recombination in ecological speciation. If offspring imprint on parental traits under divergent selection, these traits will then be involved in both adaptation and mate preference. Such...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2010.2466


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