Not only mate choice matters: fitness consequences of social partner choice in female house mice

@article{Weidt2008NotOM,
  title={Not only mate choice matters: fitness consequences of social partner choice in female house mice},
  author={Andrea Weidt and Sarah E. Hofmann and Barbara Koenig},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2008},
  volume={75},
  pages={801-808}
}
In addition to sexual selection, selection resulting from social interactions in contexts other than mating can be a potent evolutionary force. Such social selection processes are facilitated whenever individual fitness varies as a result of any form of social interactions. The choice of social partners for communal care of young is such a situation in which interactants potentially experience fitness variance. In this study, we investigated the existence and impact of female social partner… CONTINUE READING

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