The evolution, maintenance and adaptive function of genetic colour polymorphism in birds

@article{Roulin2004TheEM,
  title={The evolution, maintenance and adaptive function of genetic colour polymorphism in birds},
  author={A. Roulin},
  journal={Biological Reviews},
  year={2004},
  volume={79}
}
  • A. Roulin
  • Published 2004
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Biological Reviews
  • The hypothesis that ornaments can honestly signal quality only if their expression is condition‐dependent has dominated the study of the evolution and function of colour traits. Much less interest has been devoted to the adaptive function of colour traits for which the expression is not, or is to a low extent, sensitive to body condition and the environment in which individuals live. The aim of the present paper is to review the current theoretical and empirical knowledge of the evolution… CONTINUE READING
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