A resolution of the lek paradox

@article{Pomiankowski1995ARO,
  title={A resolution of the lek paradox},
  author={A. Pomiankowski and A. M{\o}ller},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences},
  year={1995},
  volume={260},
  pages={21 - 29}
}
Sexual traits are usually more phenotypically variable than non-sexual traits. We show that additive genetic variation is also higher in sexual traits, and often greater than in the same, non-sexually selected trait in females or other comparable traits in the same species. In contrast there is no difference in residual variation (environmental and non-additive) or heritability. The higher genetic variability of sexual traits is contrary to the expectations of the lek paradox. This hypothesis… Expand

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