Sensory drive in cichlid speciation.

@article{Maan2006SensoryDI,
  title={Sensory drive in cichlid speciation.},
  author={M E Maan and Kees D Hofker and Jacques J M van Alphen and Ole Seehausen},
  journal={The American naturalist},
  year={2006},
  volume={167 6},
  pages={947-54}
}
The role of selection in speciation is a central yet poorly understood problem in evolutionary biology. The rapid radiations of extremely colorful cichlid fish in African lakes have fueled the hypothesis that sexual selection can drive species divergence without geographical isolation. Here we present experimental evidence for a mechanism by which sexual selection becomes divergent: in two sibling species from Lake Victoria, female mating preferences for red and blue male nuptial coloration… CONTINUE READING
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