Assortative Mating in Animals

@article{Jiang2013AssortativeMI,
  title={Assortative Mating in Animals},
  author={Yuexin Jiang and Daniel I. Bolnick and Mark Kirkpatrick},
  journal={The American Naturalist},
  year={2013},
  volume={181},
  pages={E125 - E138}
}
Assortative mating occurs when there is a correlation (positive or negative) between male and female phenotypes or genotypes across mated pairs. To determine the typical strength and direction of assortative mating in animals, we carried out a meta-analysis of published measures of assortative mating for a variety of phenotypic and genotypic traits in a diverse set of animal taxa. We focused on the strength of assortment within populations, excluding reproductively isolated populations and… Expand
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