Heritability of size but not symmetry in a sexually selected trait chosen by female earwigs

@article{Tomkins1999HeritabilityOS,
  title={Heritability of size but not symmetry in a sexually selected trait chosen by female earwigs},
  author={Joseph L. Tomkins and Leigh W Simmons},
  journal={Heredity},
  year={1999},
  volume={82},
  pages={151-157}
}
The heritability of fitness-related traits remains an area of contention in evolutionary biology: despite theoretical arguments for little additive genetic variance in fitness-related traits, significant heritabilities in secondary sexual traits are an increasingly reported phenomenon. Some evidence suggests that fluctuating asymmetry (FA) in secondary sexual traits may reflect the genetic quality of the trait bearer. Consequently, females in search of ‘good genes’ should pay attention to… CONTINUE READING

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