Sexual selection, receiver biases, and the evolution of sex differences.

@article{Ryan1998SexualSR,
  title={Sexual selection, receiver biases, and the evolution of sex differences.},
  author={M. J. Ryan},
  journal={Science},
  year={1998},
  volume={281 5385},
  pages={1999-2003}
}
REVIEW Recent approaches to analyzing the evolution of female mating preferences emphasize how historical influences on female receiver systems can bias the evolution of male traits that females find attractive. These studies combine animal behavior, sensory biology, phylogenetics, and artificial neural network models. They attempt to understand why specific phenotypes involved in sexual selection have evolved, rather than merely determining whether such traits and preferences are adaptive. It… CONTINUE READING

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