Meta-analysis suggests choosy females get sexy sons more than "good genes".

  title={Meta-analysis suggests choosy females get sexy sons more than "good genes".},
  author={Zofia Maria Prokop and Łukasz Michalczyk and Szymon Drobniak and Magdalena Herdegen and Jacek Radwan},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  volume={66 9},
Female preferences for specific male phenotypes have been documented across a wide range of animal taxa, including numerous species where males contribute only gametes to offspring production. Yet, selective pressures maintaining such preferences are among the major unknowns of evolutionary biology. Theoretical studies suggest that preferences can evolve if they confer genetic benefits in terms of increased attractiveness of sons ("Fisherian" models) or overall fitness of offspring ("good genes… CONTINUE READING
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