Sexual selection: Condition-related mate choice in sticklebacks

@article{Bakker1999SexualSC,
  title={Sexual selection: Condition-related mate choice in sticklebacks},
  author={Theo C. M. Bakker and R. K{\"u}nzler and D. Mazzi},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1999},
  volume={401},
  pages={234-234}
}
  • Theo C. M. Bakker, R. Künzler, D. Mazzi
  • Published 1999
  • Biology
  • Nature
  • Exactly how the high genetic variance of traits involved in sexual selection through female mate choice is maintained is a much debated issue. Theoretical models attempt to explain the high genetic variance of sexual traits, among others, by the evolution of condition dependence, in which expression of the trait depends on physical condition. If it is costly to be choosy, then these models should also apply to female mate preference and predict that female condition affects the choice of mate… CONTINUE READING
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