Female mate preferences in Drosophila simulans: evolution and costs.

@article{Sharma2010FemaleMP,
  title={Female mate preferences in Drosophila simulans: evolution and costs.},
  author={Manmohan D. Sharma and Tom Tregenza and David John Hosken},
  journal={Journal of evolutionary biology},
  year={2010},
  volume={23 8},
  pages={1672-9}
}
Female mate preference is central to sexual selection, and all indirect benefit models require that there is genetic variation in female preference. This has rarely been tested however, with relatively few studies documenting heritable variation in female preference and even fewer that have directly selected on mate preference to unequivocally show that it can evolve. Additionally, costs of mate preference are poorly understood even though these have implications for preference evolution. We… CONTINUE READING