Predation-associated differences in sex linkage of wild guppy coloration.

@article{Gordon2012PredationassociatedDI,
  title={Predation-associated differences in sex linkage of wild guppy coloration.},
  author={Swanne P. Gordon and Andr{\'e}s L{\'o}pez-Sepulcre and David N. Reznick},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={2012},
  volume={66 3},
  pages={912-918}
}
Evolutionary theory predicts that the sex linkage of sexually selected traits can influence the direction and rate of evolutionary change, and also itself be subject to selection. Theory abounds on how sex-specific selection, mate choice, or other phenomena should favor different types of sex-linked inheritance, yet evidence in nature remains limited. Here, we use hormone assays in Trinidadian guppies to explore the extent to which linkage of male coloration differs among populations adapted to… CONTINUE READING
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