Environmental heterogeneity, genotype-by-environment interactions and the reliability of sexual traits as indicators of mate quality.

@article{Higginson2009EnvironmentalHG,
  title={Environmental heterogeneity, genotype-by-environment interactions and the reliability of sexual traits as indicators of mate quality.},
  author={Andrew D Higginson and Tom Reader},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2009},
  volume={276 1659},
  pages={1153-9}
}
Exaggerated sexual displays are often supposed to indicate the indirect benefits females may receive from sexual reproduction with displaying males, but empirical evidence for positive relationships between the genetic quality and sexual trait quality is scant. The explanation for this might lie in the fact that mixing of reproductive individuals whose development has been influenced by genotype-by-environment interactions (GEIs) can blur the relationship between the individual male genetic… CONTINUE READING

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