Negative genetic correlation between male sexual attractiveness and survival

@article{Brooks2000NegativeGC,
  title={Negative genetic correlation between male sexual attractiveness and survival},
  author={R. Brooks},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2000},
  volume={406},
  pages={67-70}
}
  • R. Brooks
  • Published 2000
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
Indirect selection of female mating preferences may result from a genetic association between male attractiveness and offspring fitness. The offspring of attractive males may have enhanced growth, fecundity, viability or attractiveness. However, the extent to which attractive males bear genes that reduce other fitness components has remained unexplored. Here I show that sexual attractiveness in male guppies (Poecilia reticulata) is heritable and genetically correlated with ornamentation. Like… Expand
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