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GEOGRAPHIC VARIATION IN FEMALE PREFERENCES FOR MALE TRAITS IN POECILIA RETICULATA
  • J. Endler, A. Houde
  • Biology, Medicine
    Evolution; international journal of organic…
  • 1 June 1995
TLDR
Examination of the preferences of female guppies from 11 localities in Trinidad shows that females are on average more attracted to males from their own population than from alien populations, and populations appear to vary in the criteria used in female choice.
Sex, color, and mate choice in guppies
TLDR
The Guppy as a Model System and Experimental Methods: How to Build a Better Bordello are used to study the evolution of female choice in the context of mate choice and courtship.
MATE CHOICE BASED UPON NATURALLY OCCURRING COLOR‐PATTERN VARIATION IN A GUPPY POPULATION
  • A. Houde
  • Biology, Medicine
    Evolution; international journal of organic…
  • 1 January 1987
TLDR
It is suggested that female choice is a mechanism for the evolution of color patterns in guppies and may have contributed to the distinctive color pattern of the Paria population.
The effects of female choice and male-male competition on the mating success of male guppies
  • A. Houde
  • Biology
    Animal Behaviour
  • 1 June 1988
TLDR
The fraction of a male's displays that elicited a sexual response from a female was used as a measure of relative female preference for that male, suggesting that female choice could have been based on colour pattern.
Effect of artificial selection on male colour patterns on mating preference of female guppies
  • A. Houde
  • Biology
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of London…
  • 23 May 1994
TLDR
Analysis of mate choice of females from the selection experiments provides some evidence for correlated divergence in preference as predicted by theory, and could contribute to the correlated pattern of variation in colour pattern and female preference across guppy populations.
Sex-linked heritability of a sexually selected character in a natural population of Poecilia reticulata (Pisces: Poeciliidae) (guppies)
  • A. Houde
  • Biology
    Heredity
  • 1 September 1992
TLDR
The high heritability of orange area suggests that this trait is probably not an indicator of fitness variation as postulated by some ‘good genes’ models for the evolution of female mate choice but that it does have the potential for further evolutionary change and elaboration.
Correlated Evolution of Female Mating Preferences and Male Color Patterns in the Guppy Poecilia reticulata
TLDR
Male traits and female preferences appear to be evolving in parallel in guppy populations, and in a comparison of seven populations, the degree offemale preference based on orange is correlated with the population average orange area.
Genetic difference in female choice between two guppy populations
  • A. Houde
  • Biology
    Animal Behaviour
  • 1 April 1988
TLDR
Evidence that female choice behaviour can vary genetically within a species is found and differences in preferences may have contributed to divergence in colour patterns among guppy populations is suggested.
Frequency-dependent survival in natural guppy populations
TLDR
This study manipulated the frequencies of males with different colour patterns in three natural populations to estimate survival rates, and found that rare phenotypes had a highly significant survival advantage compared to common phenotypes.
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