Evidence for a receiver bias underlying female preference for a male mating pheromone in sea lamprey.

@article{Buchinger2013EvidenceFA,
  title={Evidence for a receiver bias underlying female preference for a male mating pheromone in sea lamprey.},
  author={Tyler J Buchinger and H-L Wang and Wen-Ting Li and Nicholas S. Johnson},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2013},
  volume={280 1771},
  pages={20131966}
}
Receiver bias models suggest that a male sexual signal became exaggerated to match a pre-existing sensory, perceptual or cognitive disposition of the female. Accordingly, these models predict that females of related taxa possessing the ancestral state of signalling evolved preference for the male trait in a non-sexual context. We postulated that female… CONTINUE READING