The dilemma of Fisherian sexual selection: Mate choice for indirect benefits despite rarity and overall weakness of trait‐preference genetic correlation

@article{Greenfield2014TheDO,
  title={The dilemma of Fisherian sexual selection: Mate choice for indirect benefits despite rarity and overall weakness of trait‐preference genetic correlation},
  author={Michael D Greenfield and Sylvain Alem and Denis Limousin and Nathan W. Bailey},
  journal={Evolution},
  year={2014},
  volume={68}
}
Fisher's mechanism of sexual selection is a fundamental element of evolutionary theory. In it nonrandom mate choice causes a genetic covariance between a male trait and female preference for that trait and thereby generates a positive feedback process sustaining accelerated coevolution of the trait and preference. Numerous theoretical models of Fisher's mechanism have confirmed its mathematical underpinnings, yet biologists have often failed to find evidence for trait‐preference genetic… Expand
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