Fluctuating asymmetry and sexual selection

@article{Mller2006FluctuatingAA,
  title={Fluctuating asymmetry and sexual selection},
  author={Anders Pape M{\o}ller and Andrew Pomiankowski},
  journal={Genetica},
  year={2006},
  volume={89},
  pages={267-279}
}
Fluctuating asymmetry occurs when an individual is unable to undergo identical development on both sides of a bilaterally symmetrical trait. Fluctuating asymmetry measures the sensitivity of development to a wide array of genetic and environmental stresses. We propose that fluctuating asymmetry is used in many signalling contexts for assessment of an individual's ability to cope with its environment. We hypothesize that fluctuating asymmetry is used in sexual selection, both in fighting and… Expand

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