SEXUAL SELECTION, HONEST ADVERTISEMENT AND THE HANDICAP PRINCIPLE: REVIEWING THE EVIDENCE

@article{Johnstone1995SEXUALSH,
  title={SEXUAL SELECTION, HONEST ADVERTISEMENT AND THE HANDICAP PRINCIPLE: REVIEWING THE EVIDENCE},
  author={Rufus A. Johnstone},
  journal={Biological Reviews},
  year={1995},
  volume={70}
}
  • R. Johnstone
  • Published 1 February 1995
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Biological Reviews
(i)  To find out whether a mating preference could have initially evolved for adaptive reasons, one must determine whether the preferred trait could have provided useful information about mate quality at the time when the preference first arose. (ii)  One way to do so is to determine whether the preference evolved before or after the preferred trait. If the preference evolved first, then it cannot initially have served an adaptive function in mate choice, rather it must have arisen by random… Expand
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