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Female sticklebacks use male coloration in mate choice and hence avoid parasitized males
AN important problem in evolutionary biology since the time of Darwin has been to understand why females preferentially mate with males handicapped by secondary sexual ornaments1–3. One hypothesis ofExpand
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The acanthocephalan parasite Pomphorhynchus laevis is transmitted by crustaceans such as Gammarus pulex to its paratenic or final hosts, fish. The conspicuous orange-yellow parasite is visibleExpand
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Positive genetic correlation between female preference and preferred male ornament in sticklebacks
A NUMBER of population genetics models predict the evolution of male sexual ornaments through female choice1, but their genetic assumptions and predictions have hardly been investigated2,3. A keyExpand
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Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology at 40
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology (BES) turns 40 this year, and there is much to celebrate. Founded in 1976 by Hubert (Jim) Markl, Professor of Biology at the University of Konstanz, Germany, atExpand
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The genetic basis of female mate preferences
We review the evidence for genetic variation in female and male mate preferences. Genetic differences between species and partially isolated races show that preferences can evolve and wereExpand
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Artificial selection for short and long attack latencies in wildMus musculus domesticus
Artificial selection for short and long attack latency levels in wild maleMus musculus over 11 generations was successful for short latencies. The realized heritability of 0.30 is comparable to thoseExpand
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Cooperation through indirect reciprocity: image scoring or standing strategy?
Theorists have only recently shown that cooperation through indirect reciprocity can evolve. The first modelling approach favoured a mechanism called image scoring. Helping someone increases one'sExpand
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Sexual selection: Condition-related mate choice in sticklebacks
Exactly how the high genetic variance of traits involved in sexual selection through female mate choice is maintained is a much debated issue. Theoretical models attempt to explain the high geneticExpand
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Costs influences sequential mate choice in sticklebacks, Gasterosteus aculeatus
In nature females can usually choose among males only sequentially. Recent models of sequential choice predict that, with increasing costs of sampling, selectivity for preferred males should decline.Expand
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Female mate choice and male red coloration in a natural three-spined stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus) population
Theo C. M. Bakker Beat Mundwiler Universitat Bern, Zoologisches Institut, Abt. Verhaltensokologie, Wohlenstrasse 50a, CH-3032 Hinterkappelen, Switzerland Under laboratory conditions, femaleExpand
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