Successful Fathers Sire Successful Sons.

  title={Successful Fathers Sire Successful Sons.},
  author={Nina Wedell and Tom Tregenza},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  volume={53 2},
The theory of sexual selection holds a central role in evolutionary biology. Its key assumption is the heritability of traits associated with reproductive success. Strong indirect evidence supporting this assumption comes from the numerous studies that have identified heritable traits associated with mating success. However, there remain only a handful of studies that have attempted to demonstrate directly that successful fathers have successful sons. We present the results of an experimental… CONTINUE READING
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