Fluctuating asymmetry, metabolic rate and sexual selection in human males

@inproceedings{Manning1997FluctuatingAM,
  title={Fluctuating asymmetry, metabolic rate and sexual selection in human males},
  author={John T. Manning and K. Koukourakis and D. A. Brodie},
  year={1997}
}
Abstract Fluctuating asymmetry (FA), a measure of developmental stability, may be important in human sexual selection, that is in mate choice and male-male competition. It is shown that in males (but not in females) resting metabolic rate (RMR) is positively related to FA. This is explained in terms of the balanced energy equation of males. Sexual selection for large body size (resulting from male-male competition) and low FA (a consequence of mate choice) results in a stress on the provision… CONTINUE READING

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