Sexual selection in search of good genes : analysis of mate choice experiments and ecophysiological stress tolerance in Drosophila biarmipes

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Female preference for male ornament is favored by sexual selection. It is not clear whether the preference is limited to male ornament only or it is actually for genes that affect fitness of the upcoming progeny. In mating systems in which males provide direct benefits of fitness to the female or their offspring, the answer seems straightforward  females… (More)

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