Lifespan and reproduction in Drosophila: New insights from nutritional geometry
- K. Lee, S. Simpson, D. Raubenheimer
- BiologyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 19 February 2008
The use of recent techniques in nutrition research to quantify the detailed relationship between diet, nutrient intake, lifespan, and reproduction in Drosophila melanogaster indicates a role for both direct costs of reproduction and other deleterious consequences of ingesting high levels of protein.
The evolution of mate choice and mating biases
- H. Kokko, R. Brooks, M. Jennions, J. Morley
- Biology, PsychologyProceedings of the Royal Society of London…
- 22 March 2003
It is argued that progress in understanding the evolution of mate choice is currently hampered by spurious distinctions among models and a misguided tendency to test the processes underlying each model as mutually exclusive alternatives.
Sexual selection, sexual conflict and the evolution of ageing and life span
This work synthesizes ideas and evidence linking sex and ageing, and makes the case that a focus on this fascinating problem will ultimately lead to a more complete understanding of both the evolution of ageing and the Evolution of sexual strategies.
Measuring Nonlinear Selection
It is demonstrated that the strength of non-linear selection in natural populations is low, and this finding challenges the current understanding of how selection may operate in the wild.
Sex-Specific Fitness Effects of Nutrient Intake on Reproduction and Lifespan
Unifying and Testing Models of Sexual Selection
This work reviews evolutionary explanations for the relationship between anisogamy, potential reproductive rates, parental care, sex roles, and mate choice, and considers other forms of selection that can make females mate nonrandomly.
What is genetic quality?
The sexual selection continuum
- H. Kokko, R. Brooks, J. McNamara, A. Houston
- BiologyProceedings of the Royal Society of London…
- 7 July 2002
A general model of female choice for indirect benefits that captures the essence of both the ‘Fisherian’ and ‘good genes’ models is built and all versions of the model point to a single process that favours female preference for males siring offspring of high reproductive value.
FEMALE GUPPIES AGREE TO DIFFER: PHENOTYPIC AND GENETIC VARIATION IN MATE‐CHOICE BEHAVIOR AND THE CONSEQUENCES FOR SEXUAL SELECTION
The repeatability and heritability of two components of female choosiness (responsiveness and discrimination) and of female preference functions for the multiple ornaments borne by male guppies are measured.