Sexual selection in plants

@article{Moore2011SexualSI,
  title={Sexual selection in plants},
  author={J. C. Moore and J. Pannell},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2011},
  volume={21},
  pages={R176-R182}
}
  • J. C. Moore, J. Pannell
  • Published 2011
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Current Biology
  • Summary Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection provided an immediately convincing explanation for the close fit between form and function in nature that had previously only been explicable in terms of supernatural design. Traits evolved in a way that improved their bearer's chances of survival and its success at producing offspring. But what could be said of exaggerated ornamental traits such as the long and lurid tail feathers of many male birds and the ferocious looking mandibles… CONTINUE READING
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