Sexual selection, germline mutation rate and sperm competition

  title={Sexual selection, germline mutation rate and sperm competition},
  author={Anders Pape M\oller and Jos{\'e} J Cuervo},
  journal={BMC Evolutionary Biology},
  pages={6 - 6}
An important component of sexual selection arises because females obtain viability benefits for their offspring from their mate choice. Females choosing extra-pair fertilization generally favor males with exaggerated secondary sexual characters, and extra-pair paternity increases the variance in male reproductive success. Furthermore, females are assumed to… CONTINUE READING