Biodiversity through sexual selection

  title={Biodiversity through sexual selection},
  author={Peter M. Todd},
What engenders biodiversity? Natural selection certainly adapts species to their ecological niches, but does it really create all of the new niches and new species to ll them? Consider: the most successful, complex, and numerous species on earth are composed of sexually-reproducing animals and owering plants. Both groups typically undergo a form of sexual selection through mate choice: animals are selected by conspeci cs and owering plants are selected by heterospeci c pollinators. This common… CONTINUE READING
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