THE EVOLUTION OF STATIC ALLOMETRY IN SEXUALLY SELECTED TRAITS

@article{Bonduriansky2003THEEO,
  title={THE EVOLUTION OF STATIC ALLOMETRY IN SEXUALLY SELECTED TRAITS},
  author={R. Bonduriansky and T. Day},
  journal={Evolution},
  year={2003},
  volume={57}
}
  • R. Bonduriansky, T. Day
  • Published 2003
  • Biology
  • Evolution
  • Abstract Although it has been the subject of verbal theory since Darwin, the evolution of morphological trait allometries remains poorly understood, especially in the context of sexual selection. Here we present an allocation trade‐off model that predicts the optimal pattern of allometry under different selective regimes. We derive a general solution that has a simple and intuitive interpretation and use it to investigate several examples of fitness functions. Verbal arguments have suggested… CONTINUE READING
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