Genetic difference in female choice between two guppy populations

@article{Houde1988GeneticDI,
  title={Genetic difference in female choice between two guppy populations},
  author={Anne E. Houde},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1988},
  volume={36},
  pages={510-516}
}
  • A. Houde
  • Published 1 April 1988
  • Biology, Environmental Science
  • Animal Behaviour
Evolutionary mismatch of mating preferences and male colour patterns in guppies
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Both Yarra and Paria females, however, showed a strong preference for more orange individuals when responding to courtship by Paria males, which does not match the expression of orange coloration as predicted.
Consensus among females in their choice of males in the guppy Poecilia reticulata
TLDR
The fact that females differ in criteria for evaluating males has important implications for selection and maintenance of color polymorphisms and for the interactions among multiple secondary sexual traits of males in the guppy.
Correlated Evolution of Female Mating Preferences and Male Color Patterns in the Guppy Poecilia reticulata
TLDR
Male traits and female preferences appear to be evolving in parallel in guppy populations, and in a comparison of seven populations, the degree offemale preference based on orange is correlated with the population average orange area.
Variability and repeatability of female mating preference in the guppy
GEOGRAPHIC VARIATION IN FEMALE PREFERENCES FOR MALE TRAITS IN POECILIA RETICULATA
  • J. Endler, A. Houde
  • Psychology
    Evolution; international journal of organic evolution
  • 1995
TLDR
Examination of the preferences of female guppies from 11 localities in Trinidad shows that females are on average more attracted to males from their own population than from alien populations, and populations appear to vary in the criteria used in female choice.
Independent Mating Preferences for Male Body Size and Coloration in Female Trinidadian Guppies
TLDR
A dichotomous-choice test is used to quantify the mating preferences of female guppies, originating from a low-predation population in Trinidad, for two male traits, body length and area of the body covered with orange and black pigmentation, independently of each other.
Effect of artificial selection on male colour patterns on mating preference of female guppies
  • A. Houde
  • Biology
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences
  • 1994
TLDR
Analysis of mate choice of females from the selection experiments provides some evidence for correlated divergence in preference as predicted by theory, and could contribute to the correlated pattern of variation in colour pattern and female preference across guppy populations.
Familiarity leads to female mate preference for novel males in the guppy, Poecilia reticulata
TLDR
Familiarizing females to males bearing a particular colour pattern and later presenting them with alternate male types, in equal numbers, proved consistent with the hypothesis that mate choice is frequency dependent and implications for theories of sexual selection and the maintenance of variation are discussed.
Sexual selection and competitive mating success of males guppies (Poecilia reticulata) from four Trinidad populations
TLDR
Results are consistent with the hypothesis that conspicuous coloration and high frequency and duration of display are adaptations to clear water conditions, and that non-display tactics are adapted to turbid water.
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It is suggested that female choice is a mechanism for the evolution of color patterns in guppies and may have contributed to the distinctive color pattern of the Paria population.
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One type of sexual selection, frequency-dependent mate selection (i.e. rare male advantage), will be considered since it has direct bearing on the present study and it only remains to establish the role of the female in choosing among competing males.
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The present study examines the relationship between population density and morphological characteristics of mating and nonmating individuals in natural populations of the soldier beetle.
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The present study examines the mating structure of a natural population of the soldier beetle, Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus, and indicates that males, and possibly females, of an intermediate size enjoy an advantage in acquiring mates.
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The demonstration of a simple genetic basis to female mating preferences in A. bipunctata implies that sexual selection by female choice is not only important in the evolution of male sexual adornments in sexually dimorphic species, but may also maintain polymorphisms that are not sex-limited.
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It is suggested that genetic variation in female mating preferences may be an important source of variation in the reported mating success of mutant yellow males.
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The possibility that the evolution of mating preferences and secondary sex traits can be based on heritable differences in viability is examined with a three‐locus model, based on a monogamous mating system that precludes such a Fisherian mating advantage being required.
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Mating preferences that initially may arise as a mean of increasing offspring viability may nevertheless lead to indeterminate and potentially maladaptive evolutionary outcomes.
The Handicap Mechanism of Sexual Selection Does Not Work
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The conclusion these analyses lead to is that in polygynous species in which males contribute only gametes to their mates, mating preferences may often evolve in unpredictable ways that do not enhance the average viability or adaptation of the species.
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The current study deals with characteristics of various sorts, including characteristics which have clear sexual implications and so relate directly to sexual selection as conceived by Darwin.
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