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Choosing mates: good genes versus genes that are a good fit.
  • H. Mays, G. Hill
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Trends in ecology & evolution
  • 1 October 2004
Female choice for male ornamental traits is widely accepted as a mechanism by which females maximize their reproductive success and/or offspring quality. However, there is an increasing empiricalExpand
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The effect of vegetation density on male mate guarding and extra-territorial forays in the yellow-breasted chat (Icteria virens)
Extra-pair paternity is widely documented in birds, but the behaviors that lead to extra-pair copulations (EPCs) have been less well studied, particularly in territorial songbirds. We studied theExpand
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Concordant evolution of plumage colour, feather microstructure and a melanocortin receptor gene between mainland and island populations of a fairy–wren
Studies of the patterns of diversification of birds on islands have contributed a great deal to the development of evolutionary theory. In white–winged fairy–wrens, Malurus leucopterus, mainlandExpand
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Female choice for genetic complementarity in birds: a review
Data from avian species have played a prominent role in developing and testing theories of female mate choice. One of the most prominent models of sexual selection, the “good genes” model, emphasizesExpand
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A molecular phylogenetic hypothesis for the manakins (Aves: Pipridae).
Phylogenetic relationships among the 14 manakin genera were inferred from DNA sequence data obtained from both mitochondrial and nuclear DNA loci. Phylogenetic analysis resulted in a well-supportedExpand
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Specimen collection: an essential tool.
Collecting biological specimens for scientific studies came under scrutiny when B. A. Minteer et al. [“Avoiding (re)extinction,” Perspectives, 18 April, p. [260][1]] suggested that this practiceExpand
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Molecular Variability of House Finch Mycoplasma gallisepticum Isolates as Revealed by Sequencing and Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism Analysis of the pvpA Gene
Abstract Mycoplasma gallisepticum, a major pathogen of chickens and turkeys, has caused significant declines in house finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) populations in the eastern United States since itExpand
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Genomic Analysis of Demographic History and Ecological Niche Modeling in the Endangered Sumatran Rhinoceros Dicerorhinus sumatrensis
The vertebrate extinction rate over the past century is approximately 22-100 times greater than background extinction rates [1], and large mammals are particularly at risk [2, 3]. QuaternaryExpand
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Extra-pair paternity in the socially monogamous mountain bluebird Sialia currucoides and its effect on the potential for sexual selection
Sexual selection theory posits that ornamental traits can evolve if they provide individuals with an advantage in securing multiple mates. That male ornamentation occurs in many bird species in whichExpand
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Molecular phylogeny and insular biogeography of the lowland tailorbirds of Southeast Asia (Cisticolidae: Orthotomus).
The lowland tailorbirds of Southeast Asia (Orthotomus) offer an excellent opportunity for comparative biogeography because of their diversity in the Greater Sunda and Philippine islands. WeExpand
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