Costs of sexual traits: a mismatch between theoretical considerations and empirical evidence.

@article{Kotiaho2001CostsOS,
  title={Costs of sexual traits: a mismatch between theoretical considerations and empirical evidence.},
  author={Janne S. Kotiaho},
  journal={Biological reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society},
  year={2001},
  volume={76 3},
  pages={
          365-76
        }
}
  • Janne S. Kotiaho
  • Published 2001
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Biological reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society
  • Costs of sexual traits are of central importance to the theory of sexual selection. To qualify as a cost in line with theoretical models, empirical studies must demonstrate that sexual traits cause negative effects on one component of fitness of the trait bearer. Moreover, it must be demonstrated that the costs are differential such that negative effects on fitness are more severe for individuals in poor condition than for individuals in good condition. However, in the current literature, there… CONTINUE READING

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