Comparative evidence supports the Hamilton and Zuk hypothesis on parasites and sexual selection

@article{Read1987ComparativeES,
  title={Comparative evidence supports the Hamilton and Zuk hypothesis on parasites and sexual selection},
  author={Andrew F. Read},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1987},
  volume={328},
  pages={68-70}
}
Darwin1 proposed that secondary sexual characters, such as the long tails and bright plumage of many birds, evolved because females use them as cues in male choice. The question of why females should prefer males with such apparently deleterious characters is currently the subject of vigorous debate2–7. Hamilton and Zuk8 suggest that females use secondary… CONTINUE READING