Pheromone evolution and sexual behavior in Drosophila are shaped by male sensory exploitation of other males.

@article{Ng2014PheromoneEA,
  title={Pheromone evolution and sexual behavior in Drosophila are shaped by male sensory exploitation of other males.},
  author={S. H. Ng and Shruti Shankar and Yasumasa Shikichi and Kazuaki Akasaka and Kenji Mori and Joanne Y Yew},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2014},
  volume={111 8},
  pages={3056-61}
}
Animals exhibit a spectacular array of traits to attract mates. Understanding the evolutionary origins of sexual features and preferences is a fundamental problem in evolutionary biology, and the mechanisms remain highly controversial. In some species, females choose mates based on direct benefits conferred by the male to the female and her offspring. Thus, female preferences are thought to originate and coevolve with male traits. In contrast, sensory exploitation occurs when expression of a… CONTINUE READING
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